Campaigners launch legal challenge against UK’s green recovery plans – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2020 in airports, climate change, coronavirus, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Climate campaigners have launched a formal legal challenge against the government’s green recovery plans, claiming they are inadequate and “clearly unlawful” in light of the UK’s obligations to reduce emissions.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2020

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Legal action threatened over Boris Johnson’s ‘unlawful’ green recovery plans – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson’s much-vaunted green recovery plans are inadequate and “clearly unlawful” as they do not match up to the government’s legal obligations under the Paris climate agreement and the UK’s own net zero emissions target, green campaigners have said.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2020

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County council wins High Court appeal over deregistration of common land – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 24th, 2020 in airports, commons, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Hampshire County Council has won an appeal over an inspector’s decision to deregister as common land an area where an airport is located.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd April 2020

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Infrastructure and the Environment – some learning from Heathrow – No. 5 Chambers

‘At present, the contest between need and the environmental effects of expansion of Heathrow has been settled by a virus. The Government advises against all international travel. In the minds of many, and in particular the media, R (oao) Planet B Earth v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWCA Civ 214, is a case about climate change and, of course, it is. But it is also a case which yields learning in a host of other areas. This short piece highlights one of them. It is this question: in a technical or scientific case, how closely will the court mark the parties’ homework? Is it ‘tick and flick’ or PhD viva? As always, lawyers have coined their own term – ‘intrusiveness of review’.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 19th March 2020

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CA declares Heathrow expansion decision unlawful on climate change grounds – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 4th, 2020 in airports, appeals, climate change, environmental protection, news, planning by sally

‘Airport expansion has taken a long and winding road, not least at Heathrow. But the proponents of the 3rd runway at Heathrow would have been heartened by the Secretary of State’s decision in June 2018 to set out a policy which preferred Heathrow over Gatwick and which was designed to steer planning processes thereafter in support of the new runway.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th February 2020

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Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2020 in airports, climate change, environmental protection, news, planning by tracey

‘Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2020

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Heathrow expansion faces threat from climate case – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2020 in airports, appeals, climate change, environmental protection, news, planning by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal is set to make a ruling over Heathrow’s expansion in a case described by green groups as massively significant. Judges will decide whether Heathrow’s expansion plans took into account climate change commitments.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2020

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Destination: Net Zero – Airport Expansion and Climate Change – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted February 11th, 2020 in airports, chambers articles, climate change, news by sally

‘Gethin Thomas consider the implications of the Net Zero target enshrined in the Climate Change Act 2008 for regional airport expansion.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 10th February 2020

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High Court rejects challenge over decision that development at Stansted Airport was not a nationally significant infrastructure project – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 11th, 2020 in airports, judicial review, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A Planning Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge over the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to decline to accept that development proposed in a planning application for Stansted Airport was a nationally significant infrastructure project.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th February 2020

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Can the aviation industry reach a net of zero carbon emissions by 2050? – 4 KBW

Posted February 11th, 2020 in airlines, airports, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The aviation industry is currently responsible for around 2% of carbon emissions globally each year, and this is forecast to triple by 20502. With this projected rate in mind, members of the Sustainable Aviation coalition, which includes most major airlines and airports, as well as aerospace manufacturers, are planning to sign a commitment to reach zero net carbon emissions by 2050, with a third of the reduction being achieved through carbon offsetting.’

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4 KBW, 7th February 2020

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Flight Risk: Cybersecurity in Aviation – The 36 Group

Posted February 4th, 2020 in airports, computer crime, data protection, encryption, news by sally

‘Cybersecurity is considered one of the top global risks to the world in the next decade. The problem is particularly acute for airports as they play an essential role in the economy and infrastructure of every country. Any incident involving airports would have widespread consequences to the industry, economy and society. The aviation industry finds itself at the heart of a number of regulations on data protection, network and information systems and security and safety.’

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The 36 Group, 3rd February 2020

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Regulator acts after ‘illegal’ airport parking scheme collapses – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2019 in airports, compensation, financial services ombudsman, news, parking by sally

‘Investors who put their money into an airport parking scheme that went into liquidation earlier this year are hoping for compensation after the Financial Conduct Authority announced it was taking legal action against those behind the scheme.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2019

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Heathrow expansion violates climate rights of children, say lawyers – The Guardian

‘The multibillion-pound expansion of Heathrow violates the rights of children and future generations, who will face the greatest impact of the climate crisis, lawyers will argue at the court of appeal in London.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2019

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Battle over an airfield; housing, heritage, conservation and more – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, housing, listed buildings, news, planning by sally

‘A Planning Inspector recently delivered a long-awaited decision following an appeal under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The appeal was lodged following non-determination by Wiltshire Council over a site for major housing development in Old Sarum Airfield, in one of the original ‘rotten boroughs’ of Old Sarum.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 8th August 2019

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Airspace in a crowded sky – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2019 in accidents, aircraft, airports, health & safety, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Lasham Gliding Society Ltd, R (on the application of) v. the Civil Aviation Authority and TAG Farnborough Airport Limited. The Claimant, the Lasham Gliding Society, challenged a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority, the statutory regulator of UK airspace, to permit the introduction of air traffic controls in airspace around Farnborough Airport, which is presently largely uncontrolled. Lasham Gliding Society (“LGS”) is one of the largest gliding clubs in the world. Its concern was that one of the effects of the CAA’s decision would be to increase the risk of a mid-air collision between its gliders and those aircraft which divert away from any newly controlled airspace around Farnborough Airport into the adjacent uncontrolled zone over Lasham where its gliders fly.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th August 2019

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Man jailed for swallowing 67 cocaine wraps before flying from Brazil to Heathrow – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 19th, 2019 in airports, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine before taking a flight from Brazil to London has been jailed for four years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2019

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BA loses legal action against pilot strikes – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2019 in airlines, airports, hospitals, industrial action, news, remuneration, trade unions by sally

‘British Airways has lost its legal attempt to block planned strikes by pilots, which could take place next month and disrupt the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2019

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Gay people being subjected to forced marriages in UK, police warn amid nationwide crackdown – The Independent

‘Gay people are being subjected to forced marriages to spouses of the opposite sex by families in the UK, police have warned amid a national crackdown.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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The Heathrow judgment: what we learned about climate change law – Six Pump Court

‘The High Court judgment in the Heathrow third runway case is arguably the most extensive judicial reasoning on current UK climate change law to date.’

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Six Pump Court, 25th June 2019

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Councils fail in legal challenge over Heathrow Airport expansion – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Divisional Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by five councils, the Mayor of London and a number of other claimants over the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to designate the Airports National Policy Statement (“ANPS”), which sets out that the Government’s preferred location for additional airport capacity in the South East of England is a new runway at Heathrow.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st May 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk