An urgent appeal to help pay for a Kemp Town campaigner’s last-ditch legal battle against the new Brighton Marina development has been launched.
Robert Powell has already taken his case to the High Court in a bid to stop high towers being built there, rising above the cliff top and spoiling views out to sea.
He has already raised £60,000 to fund his fight, which was dismissed last year – but now needs another £15,000 to see it all the way through to appeal.
An appeal for donations posted on the Kemp Town Society website says: “With the help of generous support, Robert was able to fund an application for Judicial Review.
“This allowed a challenge to the legality of the developer’s plans and to explain details as to why this development should not continue.
“After many months of preparation, the case was presented in the High Court of Justice London in October last year.
“Unfortunately the case was not successful, but Robert decided that with support, there are sufficient legitimate grounds to continue the fight.
“Leave to appeal was sought in December 2014 and this was granted by Lord Justice Richards. Now Robert has to arrange for his appeal to be presented.
“As yet no date has been set, but it will take place within months.”
The fight is likely to be a difficult one, as one of the towers has already started to rise above the cliffs.