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Last Updated: Friday, 10 October, 2003, 05:41 GMT 06:41 UK
Power station plans get go ahead
Battersea Power Station
Wandsworth Council say 9,000 jobs will be created
A former power station is to be turned into a multi-million pound leisure and housing complex after a legal challenge failed.

A High Court Judge threw out attempts by those opposed to the development of the Grade II listed Battersea Power Station, in south London, to have aspects of planning permission reconsidered.

Mr Justice Collins also refused the applicants leave to appeal.

Development company Parkview will now press ahead with a 500m redevelopment scheme which was approved by Wandsworth Council in August 2000.

The plan includes hotels, a theatre, cinema, flats and a dedicated rail link from Victoria station, as well as rooftop restaurants, incorporating the famous landmark on the banks of the Thames.

Wandsworth Council leader Edward Lister welcomed the decision.

He said: "This is terrific news for anyone who wants to see the site developed to provide 9,000 jobs for local people."

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