Campaigners opposed to Heathrow third runway lose legal case

Environmental campaigners and London boroughs opposed to the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport have failed in their bid to block the project. In two judgments handed down this morning, judges dismissed a total of five claims brought by more than ten separate claimants. The claims all challenged the legality of the government’s decision to back the third-runway project. The cases were brought by the London boroughs of Hillingdon, Wandsworth, Richmond Upon Thames, Windsor and Maidenhead, Hammersmith and Fulham, and the mayor of London. Hillingdon is the borough in which Heathrow is situated, and the other boroughs are adjacent. The environmental
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