SCOPE Loses Appeal Of Hospital Expansion Project
A lawsuit filed by the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment (SCOPE) against the City of Santa Clarita and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and its’ developer, G&L Valencia, LLC, has been rejected by the Second District Court of Appeals for California.
The claims challenged the city’s approval of the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital expansion project.
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The decision, which was filed yesterday, affirms the decision of an earlier trial court challenge, which supported the city of Santa Clarita's approval of a Master Plan to allow the hospital and G&L to expand the hospital and medical office building facilities on the existing hospital campus.
“We reject SCOPE's claims and affirm the decision of the trial court,” the opinion stated.
According to court documents, SCOPE raised two contentions on appeal; that the city’s approval of the project would have an adverse effect on climate change and global warming and that the project would also adversely affect the adjacent residents and the character of the neighborhood.
The court found SCOPE’s claims to be without merit and the expansion project will proceed without further delay.