Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Prince Charles: I defend ordinary people against property developers | UK news | The Guardian

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Prince Charles: I defend ordinary people against property developers | UK news | The Guardian: "It is an unlikely claim for a prince who enjoys a �17m private annual income and employs 16 gardeners but Clarence House today said that Prince Charles believes it is his duty to defend 'ordinary people' against profiteering property developers.

The claim was made as part of a fightback following a high court ruling that appeared to check the prince's ability to intervene in major planning decisions.

A judge ruled last week that the prince's campaign against the design of a redevelopment of the Chelsea barracks in London was 'unwelcome'. The judgment sparked criticism that Charles had overstepped his constitutional role by secretly lobbying at the highest levels against planning applications he disliked."