- Court of Appeal finds Airports National Policy Statement unlawful (Plan B Earth v SoST)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the legal and policy background to the case?
- Planning Act 2008
- Climate change
- What is the factual background to the case?
- What did the court find?
- Breach of PA 2008, s 5(8)
- Breach of PA 2008, s 10
- Breach of SEA Directive
- Non CO2 impacts and emissions beyond 2050
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Plan B Earth v SoST, the Court of Appeal decided that the designation of the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS), which supports the expansion of capacity at Heathrow Airport by the addition of a third runway, was unlawful. The ANPS is now of no effect until reviewed by the Secretary of State for Transport (SoST).
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