06:01PM, Wednesday 18 January 2017
The Royal Borough is set to learn this week whether its legal challenge against the Government decision to give Heathrow Airport permission to build a third runway can move forward.
Representatives from the borough, Greenpeace UK and three other councils are expected to appear in the High Court tomorrow, where a judge, Mr Justice Cranston, will hear legal arguments about whether their joint challenge can continue to move towards a judicial review.
Council leader Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Maidenhead Riverside) said: “It should be a one day hearing, and the result should be known on Friday.
"The way to look at this is that the government have put in a strike-out motion.
"If it is not struck out, it will continue in its process towards judicial review."
The borough has set aside £50,000 for the legal challenge.
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