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Court Rules Third Runway at Heathrow Unlawful

A court has ruled that the government decision to give the go-ahead to Heathrow Airport’s plans to build a third runway was unlawful in a court case that was brought by councils, the Mayor of London and environmental groups. The reason the government’s Heathrow’s expansion decision was unlawful the Court of Appeal said, was because […]

Heathrow Airport: UK Cabinet approves new runway plan

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been approved by UK ministers. The government’s economic sub-committee, chaired by Prime Minister Theresa May, backed the plans which were then approved by her full cabinet. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said it was a “historic moment”. Announcing £2.6bn in compensation for residents and noise abatement […]

Vienna Airport appeals third runway ban

Vienna Airport has filed an appeal against the Austrian Federal Administrative Court’s ban on the construction of a third runway. The airport claims the decision to block a new runway is ‘unlawful, contradictory in its reasoning and involved a serious violation of significant procedural principles, such as the right to be heard.’ Günther Ofner, member […]

Heathrow expansion marks first delivery milestone as Government outlines policy framework for third runway

Heathrow’s expansion programme has passed its first delivery milestone and is advancing on schedule as the Government published its draft National Policy Statement (“NPS”) on a third runway at the UK’s hub earlier today. As Europe’s largest privately funded infrastructure project, Heathrow expansion will benefit the whole country and is a strategic plank of the […]