Yesterday, the Court of Appeal gave the green light to Plan B and other parties to go to appeal in their continuing legal battle against Heathrow expansion.
Lord Justice Lindblom ruled against the government’s argument that permission should be refused, stating “The importance of the issues raised in these and related proceedings is obvious.”
Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B, stated:
“We welcome the ruling of the Court of Appeal, which confirms that the legal claims have substance. We are confident that, one way or another, common sense will prevail and the Government’s reckless plans to expand Heathrow Airport will be abandoned. Parliament has recognised a state of climate and ecological emergency, and the Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Clearly the expansion of the most polluting form of transport, which is used by only a very small minority of the world’s population, is inconsistent with that context; and inconsistent with the Government’s duty of care to its citizens and to our young people.”
The hearing will be on 21st October.