The Greater London Authority (GLA) has included in the Draft New London Plan text which makes clear the Mayor’s current opposition to Heathrow expansion and conditions under which it would be acceptable. Heathrow Airport wants the text deleted on the grounds it is “inconsistent” with central government policy.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report (275 pages) published today today (2/5/19) makes clear that aviation must be included in the zero emissions target. And that international credits (offsets) must not be used to wriggle out of this obligation.
Judges Lord Justice Hickinbottom and Mr Justice Holgate have rejected outright the Judicial Review brought by local councils, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace against the government decision to build a third runway at Heathrow. [Full judgment]
The court case (Judicial Review) against the government’s decision on a third runway at Heathrow commenced yesterday (11th March). The case is being brought by local councils, Friends of the Earth, the London Mayor and Greenpeace, among others.
Heathrow Airspace consultation closed on 4th March. See previous post for details.
Heathrow Airport has finished its roadshow of of consultation events on Airspace changes, but the consultation continues on line: https://afo.heathrowconsultation.com/ It closes on 4th March.
Heathrow Community Engagement Board (HCEB) held a ‘Question Time’ on 23th Jan in Brentford. The panel consisted of 5 members, but the only one who in any way represented residents’ interest was Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth. Thank you, Ruth! 3 others – John Holland-Kaye from Heathrow, Tim Johnson from the Civil Aviation Authority and Caroline Low from the Department for Transport (DfT) – are a cabal trying to push through a third runway.
Friend of the Earth says thanks to everyone who joined us on 15th Jan to remind the High Court that you can’t be serious about preventing
#ClimateBreakdown while giving the go-ahead to a new runway at Heathrow.
You have a right to hear the Heathrow court case, which affects your future! A petition has therefore been set up to asking for the case to be streamed from court so everyone can see what’s going on.