Southampton Airport runway extension decision set for judicial review

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Southampton Airport runway extension decision set for judicial review

Southampton Airport runway extension decision set for judicial review
2021-12-11 23:50:00
The residents group, GOESA Ltd, that has been challenging plans to extend the runway at Southampton Airport, have won the right to take the matter to judicial review (JR). The judicial review will take place in the New Year, submitting evidence to the High Court, but the date is not yet known. GOESA Ltd is crowdfunding to raise the money for the legal costs. The plans to extend the runway by 164m (538ft) were approved by Eastleigh Borough Council in April. Initially campaigners against the plans had their request for a JR refused by  the High Court, but that has now been overturned. Rowan Smith, the group’s solicitor, said: “They will now have another opportunity to convince the court that permission for an expanded Southampton Airport was unlawfully granted and should be reversed.” The airport claims all sorts of economic benefits from the runway extension.  The leader of Eastleigh Borough Council hopes the legal processes can happen quickly, so the airport can proceed quickly with its plans, which he claims are good for the regional economy…. .Tweet   Legal action on airport extension decision – update GOESA Ltd, the residents group who have been challenging plans to extend the runway at Southampton Airport, have won the right to take the matter to judicial review! The judicial review will take place in the New Year. Thank you again to all our supporters – we could not have got this far without every one of you. We know we have widespread support in the community. The focus now turns to renewing efforts to raise funds. GOESA Ltd has received more than £65,000 from the public, including nearly £25,000 from 550 individuals via AXO’s crowdfunder. We hope the news will encourage more supporters to come forward, enabling GOESA to achieve their £100,000 target. If you haven’t contributed to the crowdfunder, or if you want to give more, here is the crowdfunder. Larger donations may be made direct to GOESA Ltd – ask us for details. Marhill trees under threat again Southampton Airport has appealed Southampton City Council’s Planning Committee’s refusal of permission to fell the tall pine and broadleaf trees in Marlhill Copse’s southern edge. We have put together a guide to what you can do to oppose the appeal. https://axosouthampton.wordpress.com/  Southampton Airport runway decision set for judicial review 10.12.2021  (BBC) Southampton Airport won permission to extend its runway in April. Campaigners against a longer runway at Southampton Airport have won the right to a judicial review after a High Court decision to block one was overturned. The plans to extend the runway by 164m (538ft) were approved by Eastleigh Borough Council in April. But opponents have claimed permission was “unlawfully granted” – and described the latest court ruling as “a clear vindication” of their work. Southampton Airport bosses said the decision was “a disappointment”. Opponents are expected to take their legal arguments to the High Court in the new year. They have accused the council of formally approving the plans before the government had chosen whether to “call in

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