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Heathrow third runway clears court hurdle

[ December 16, 2020   //   ]

The Supreme Court has overturned an Appeal Court ruling that the third runway at Heathrow Airport failed to meet environmental targets, clearing another hurdle for the controversial scheme. However, the plan still faces a public enquiry, a decision by the Planning Inspectorate and final government approval, before being allowed to go ahead.

In a statement, the airport said: “This is the right result for the country, which will allow Global Britain to become a reality…Demand for aviation will recover from Covid, and the additional capacity at an expanded Heathrow will allow Britain as a sovereign nation to compete for trade and win against our rivals in France and Germany.”