Court of Appeal halts LHR third runway

Old Feb 27, 20, 4:14 am
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Court of Appeal halts LHR third runway

Campaigners win Court of Appeal ruling over controversial plans for third runway at Heathrow on environment grounds

Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51658693

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For those who are interested in the legal and evidential arguments, here is a summary of both Judgments of the Court of Appeal together with the texts of the full judgments. There were four appeals related to the Heathrow expansion:

Summary of both Appeals: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/...ne-version.pdf

Judgment in the Appeal brought by Heathrow Hub Limited and Runway Innovations Limited: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/...ruary-2020.pdf

Judgment in the Appeals brought by Friends of the Earth, Plan B Earth and others: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/...ruary-2020.pdf

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Old Feb 27, 20, 4:19 am
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Next step the Supreme Court?

Whatever happens this will put things back another year or two.
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What will be first, HS2 or LHR3?
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Old Feb 27, 20, 4:23 am
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According to the BBC the Government is NOT going to appeal.

But the judges said that in future, a third runway could go ahead, as long as it fits with the UK's climate commitments.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51658693

Boris always said he didn't want it.
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It was always going to be the likely result.

Heathrow's expansion will now be kicked into the long grass......
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Originally Posted by Camflyer View Post
Next step the Supreme Court? ...
Potentially, but given Boris has been against this from the outset I suspect Boris will accept the judgment and the whole project will likely be pulled.
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Originally Posted by DYKWIA View Post
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What will be first, HS2 or LHR3?
I suspect neither in my lifetime
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Next step the Supreme Court?

Whatever happens this will put things back another year or two.
Why, the report says the Government won't appeal the ruling.
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Why, the report says the Government won't appeal the ruling.
Which report, are you able to post a link?
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Which report, are you able to post a link?
The court said the government would not appeal against the judgement. BBC News
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I wonder how much has been spent on LHR R3 planning, appealing, lawyers fees, public inquiries, impact assessments etc in the last 30 years? I've lost count of the number of times it has been given the go-ahead, challenged, appealed, shelved....then repeat those 4 stages over and over again with every election and change of government

Meanwhile many other countries just get on with it, ie France / Spain / Italy / Germany / China for high-speed rail and China for new airports.

Getting anything done in this country seriously beggars belief at times
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Potentially, but given Boris has been against this from the outset I suspect Boris will accept the judgment and the whole project will likely be pulled.
So LHR is going to stop at 99.5% capacity for the foreseeable future - or until another PM comes along

If this is about the "climate emergency" then we shod be stopping all airport expansions but to single out Heathrow while allowing ithers doesn't make sense when it is the one in most need of extra capacity.
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Which report, are you able to post a link?
From the link to the BBC in the OP:
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Why, the report says the Government won't appeal the ruling.
Just to clarify, that information wasn't present in the BBC report at the time Tobias-UK posted it and when Camflyer made their query.

It has been added since as the report was updated (and obviously answers the question).
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The court said the government would not appeal against the judgement. BBC News
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Thanks. Just seen the update. Is Heathrow able to appeal or were they not involved?
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