Campaigners remain confident after Southampton Airport legal challenge refused

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Campaigners remain confident after Southampton Airport legal challenge refused

Campaigners remain confident after Southampton Airport legal challenge refused
2021-10-23 07:53:00
Campaigners against Southampton Airport’s runway extension say they remain confident after a legal challenge was refused. GOESA Ltd, a company set up by those opposed to Southampton Airport’s runway extension, submitted an application to the High Court for a judicial review in July this year.  This came after Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) granted planning permission for the airport extension which proved controversial during the consultation process.  An online fundraising page was set up to fund the review which raised over £60,000, but now, EBC has said that the High Court has refused the review of planning permission.  Despite this though, GOESA Ltd has said that this is “not the end” and say that there are still chances to appeal this. They have to decide within the next seven days, whether they apply to have the matter renewed in open court. They are taking legal advice and that will be decided in the next few days. There is another stage in the appeal process. A second application for a judicial review was also made by Bournemouth Airport Ltd, but this has also been refused. .Tweet   Campaigners remain confident after Southampton Airport legal challenge refused By Timothy Edgley Community Reporter  (Daily Echo) 20th October 2021 ‘It’s not the end’ – Campaigners remain confident after Airport legal challenge refused CAMPAIGNERS against Southampton Airport’s runway extension say they remain confident after a legal challenge was refused. GOESA Ltd, a company set up by those opposed to Southampton Airport’s runway extension, submitted an application to the High Court for a judicial review in July this year. This came after Eastleigh Borough Council (EBC) granted planning permission for the airport extension which proved controversial during the consultation process. An online fundraising page was set up to fund the review which raised over £60,000, but now, EBC has said that the High Court has refused the review of planning permission. Southampton Airport legal challenges rejected by High Court Despite this though, GOESA Ltd has said that this is “not the end” and say that there are still chances to appeal this. John Lauwerys of GOESA Ltd told the Echo: “We’ve got to decide within the next seven days, whether we apply to have the matter renewed in open court. “We’re taking legal advice and that process will be decided very quickly in the next few days. “If the matter is renewed in open court it can lead to approval being given to hear a judicial review so it’s premature to say the matter has been refused, it has been refused at the first stage, but there is a further stage before the matter is decided. “If the decision that we apply to have the decision renewed, then ea

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