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Judicial review launched against Heathrow expansion

Lawyers acting for a consortium of local authorities and others have issued judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Secretary of State for Transport, on the basis that he has unlawfully designated the Airports National Policy Statement [NPS]…

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Councils ‘ready’ for legal challenge on runway plan

Councils opposed to Heathrow expansion say that they will seek a judicial review following the news that MPs have backed a controversial third runway. Greenpeace UK said it was ready to join a cross-party group of London councils and the…

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Government omits 22 out of 25 Transport Committee recommendations on Heathrow

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has failed to incorporate 22 of the 25 changes put forward by the Transport Select Committee (TSC) in his updated national planning statement (NPS) – despite telling Parliament this week (5 June) that he had ‘acted…

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Cabinet set for Heathrow Airport approval

The controversial plans for a third runway at Airport which has come under years of scrutiny from locals are set to be approved by ministers. Prime Minister Theresa May is chairing an economic sub-committee which is believed to be backing…

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Local council hits back at Heathrow expansion by highlighting flaws

Richmond council, along with Hillingdon, Wandsworth and Windsor councils, have hit out at the plans to expand Heathrow airport by outlining the negative impacts it will have on the local community. Earlier this month the Department for Transport sent details…

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Three weeks left to have your say on Heathrow night flight plan

Local residents have until February 28th to have their say in a Government consultation on night flights from Heathrow Airport before the deadline closes. With the current regime for night flight restrictions due to close this October, the Government launched the…

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Government delays facing legal challenge over Heathrow expansion

The Government has delayed facing a legal challenge against its decision to back Heathrow expansion. A High Court ruling, released yesterday, ruled that any judicial review examining the legality of the third runway scheme, including its air quality impacts, cannot be…

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Zac Goldsmith to lead campaign against Heathrow’s third runway plan

Richmond council, along with Wandsworth, Hillingdon and Windsor and Maidenhead have appointed former-Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith as spokesman of the anti-third runway campaign. The appointment was announced at Richmond Council’s full council meeting last night. Lord True said: “This council endorses the appointment…

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Local council serves legal papers to government over ‘unlawful support’ of Heathrow expansion

Richmond council served legal papers to the Government recently over their support for the expansion of Heathrow airport. Wandsworth council, Hillingdon, Windsor and Maidenhead Council, Greenpeace and a Hillingdon resident also served papers to the Government. The legal submission to…

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How will Heathrow’s third runway affect Teddington

With the Richmond by-election putting more spotlight on the proposed Heathrow expansion to three runways, how will Teddington be affected by the plans? The plans have been heavily criticized around the area as residents worry of noise and air pollution.…

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