On the plus side, one of the judges found that squatters as well as tenants are entitled to respect for their home under article 8 of The European Convention on Human Rights and that the court should consider the individual circumstances of those affected when deciding how soon to make an eviction.
We are now working with our lawyers on a further appeal to the Supreme Court to define the arguments about whether article 8 is relevant to private land owners.
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.