I hope Nicolas Crosthwaite has retained Dennis Denuto for case

I hope Nicolas Crosthwaite has retained Dennis Denuto for case.

STOP me if you’ve heard this story before.

A local family refuses to wilt to the powers that be in order to keep their home they’ve grown up in and forged cherished memories in.

Sounds incredibly familiar right? It’s effectively the plot of the much loved Australian classic movie The Castle, except this story isn’t a movie; it’s real life.

English premier league powerhouse Chelsea have plans to build a brand new $1.7 billion stadium, which would be ready in time for the 2023/24 season.

The stadium is said to have a capacity of 60,000 while being 165 foot high.

Here’s where things take a turn for the worse, for Chelsea that is.

Hidden in the shadows of the proposed stadium is a $6.9 million family cottage that houses a real life Darryl Kerrigan who won’t go quietly into the night.

Nicolas Crosthwaite, 69-years old, is a retired banker who has lived in the home for 50 years and along with his wife Lucinda and two children, Rose and Louis, they’re not going to make life easy.

In May, the family took out a High Court injunction to block work on the replacement stadium.

In a letter to councillors, Rose said five rooms in their home would lose sunlight.

“It is deemed as having an unacceptable and harmful impact,” she wrote.

The family have reportedly been offered $1.7 million from Chelsea and their billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.

But much like Darryl, they’ve used his infamous adage of “tell him he’s dreaming”.

Not only was the reported offer turned down, they are said to have asked for up to 20 times as much, which equates to $34 million.

The refusal apparently didn’t sit well with Abramovich however, if an agreement cannot be made the plans for the new stadium could perish.

While the stadium has been granted planning permission, no work can go ahead while the injunction remains in place.

Chelsea lawyers are hoping to get the local council on board as they have the power to override the injunction if the plans are deemed essential for regeneration of the area.

Just as Darryl did, the family have vowed to continue the fight in order to keep their home and serenity the way it is.

I don’t think he will be able to rely on Mabo for this case, perhaps it is just the vibe of the thing…or the constitution?

 

-News.com.au


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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