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Court of Appeal finds Airports National Policy Statement unlawful (Plan B Earth v SoST)

Court of Appeal finds Airports National Policy Statement unlawful (Plan B Earth v SoST)
Published on: 28 February 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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
  • More...

Article summary

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). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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