High Court dismisses Heathrow challenges


Re: Spurrier & Ors v Secretary of State for Transport [2019] EWHC 1069 (Admin) & [2019] EWHC 1070 (Admin)

Five claims for judicial review challenging the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to designate the Airports National Policy Statement, including the process which led to the designation. All claims were dismissed – the main grounds fell within the following categories: in the first four claims, climate change, air quality, surface access, noise, and habitats; and, in the fifth claim, legitimate expectation and anti-competition.

Sarah Hannett and David Wolfe QC were involved in this case.