Heathrow’s third runway: is there a change in the wind?

On 27 February 2020, the Court of Appeal ruled that the UK government’s Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS), including the approval of the Heathrow expansion, was unlawful because it did not consider the impact of the project on the UK’s climate change obligations under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (R (Plan B Earth) v Secretary of State for Transport and linked cases [2020] EWCA Civ 214; [2020] PLSCS 31).

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