04:12PM, Thursday 08 December 2016
Legal papers have been served to the Government by the Royal Borough and others over ‘unlawfully’ supporting the expansion of Heathrow airport.
In a legal submission to the High Court, the ‘coalition’, which is made up of RBWM, Hillingdon, Richmond and Wandsworth councils, Greenpeace and a resident of Hillingdon, is seeking a judicial review of the government’s decision to support the expansion of the third runway.
The challenge argues that the Government has failed to recognise the project’s ‘unlawful’ air quality impacts and that the consultation held to make the decision was ‘fundamentally flawed’.
The legal challenge also states it seeks to hold the Government to the promise that a third runway would never be built.
Harrison Grant Solicitors have filed a formal request for judicial review, and is hoping the case will be heard in the High Court early next year.
Cllr Simon Dudley, council leader for RBWM, said: “The Royal Borough has been very consistent in saying it will hold government to account for its decision and seek to protect our residents from the public health risks of an expanded Heathrow Airport."
Top Ten Articles
Hundreds of students across East Berkshire and South Bucks collected their results on Thursday, August 16
Our reporting team spoke to students in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead throughout the morning with the latest reaction, stories, photos and pass rates from schools across the area.