Challengers aim to stop million-sq ft mall
Land Securities and British Land are to take their legal battle against the million-sq ft Ravenscraig development south of Glasgow to the House of Lords.

The two, joint owners of the Scottish Retail Property Limited Partnership, were rebuffed in the Scottish courts when they argued that the Scottish executive had exceeded its powers by granting Wilson Bowden and Corus consent.

The Law Lords will be asked to decide on two questions: firstly, whether Scottish ministers were entitled to overrule national planning policy and, secondly, whether they were entitled to grant town-centre status to a town that has not yet been built.

Land Securities regional director David Smith said: 'We regret having to take this action, but we see no alternative. In principle, we are supportive of the plans to regenerate Ravenscraig, but we do not support the scale of retail proposed.'