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Transition Heathrow, a project which first occupied the misused land in the Heathrow village of Sipson in March 2010, has been arguing its case in court for over two years.
However, it lost its High Court battle today. Campaigners have vowed to take the appeal to the Supreme Court.
Squatters who set up a community garden project on private land close to Heathrow Airport have said they will appeal to the Supreme Court, after losing a High Court bid today.
According to a statement on Transition Heathrow, they have said:
Squatters who set up a community garden project on private land close to Heathrow Airport have failed to overturn a High Court ruling.
In a statement today, members said:
"We’ve just heard that we lost our appeal in the UK’s second-highest court so the landowner now has a live possession order that can be enforced. We don’t know the landowner’s plans, so we don’t know whether or when he might choose to hire bailiffs, but he now has the power to.
"We are continuing to try to negotiate with the landowner to buy the land, and we haven’t heard anything concrete about bailiffs, but we need to plan for the worst.
"Oh, and one more thing: we’re not going anywhere".
A squatted community garden located on Heathrow's proposed third runway will find out its future in a Court of Appeal judgement today. The project first occupied the unused land in 2010 and has been arguing its case for over two years.