United Kingdom

R. (on the application of the London Borough of Hillingdon & Others) v. Secretary of State for Transport (Queen's Bench Division, High Court, 2010)

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom


Side A: The London Borough of Hillingdon & Ors (Government)


Side B: Secretary of State for Transport (Government)


Core objectives: Coalition sought judicial review of government plans on airport expansion


Summary
On March 26, 2010, a British high court ordered government officials to consider the implications of climate change prior to making any final decision on a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport. The court ruled that the government had failed to adequately review all environmental and economic issues, and that the aviation policy should probably be revisited in light of the Climate Change Act 2008. This decision was appealed and overturned, and the claim that prompted it dismissed, on the grounds that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction under the Planning Act 2008.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
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