The long-running legal battle between Plymouth
Council and residents of Granby Way residential home, Plymouth,
ended this week after both parties accepted the advice of three
judges to resolve their differences out of court.
The residents claim the council’s plan to
close the home would breach their human rights and that the trauma
of moving could ultimately result in their deaths.
They took their case to the appeal court this
week, having failed to win their judicial review earlier this
Under the new agreement, the residents will
now present their case to an independent complaint panel. The
council will then formally reconsider its decision to close the
home in the light of the panel’s recommendations.