R3 Judicial Review hears arguments

The Judicial Review into the Governments decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow has heard arguments from both sides.

The coalition of councils, green groups and locals who forced the Review argued that the Government decision was flawed because of the lack of a fair consultation process and a failure to provide adequate reasons for the decision. They argue that the decision made was fundamentally different from the subject matter of the consultation, which made it “conspicuously unfair”.

The Department of Transport (DoT) countered, saying the legal challenge to the decision was “misconceived”, and that the consultation had met the “basic requirements of procedural fairness”.

The Review continues today.

See coverage from the Uxbridge Gazette, and previous PWL coverage.

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