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Heathrow Third Runway survives challenge in the Supreme Court

#SerleShare - R (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd and others) (Respondents) v Heathrow Airport Ltd (Appellant) [2020] UKSC 52

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal concerning whether the Secretary of State for Transport’s failure to take account of the UK’s climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement made the designation of the Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) on the development of a third runway at Heathrow Airport unlawful.  As a result, the third runway at Heathrow lives to fight another day.

Professor Suzanne Rab discusses the implications for similar challenges of government decision-making against a policy backdrop which is likely to fuel future litigation at the intersection between regulation, competition and international agreements.

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