Today the Court of Appeal has ordered a full hearing of the appeals against Heathrow expansion, including Plan B’s legal claim. Lord Justice Lindblom stated:

“The importance of the issues raised in these and related proceedings is obvious.”

Tim Crosland, Director of Plan B, stated:

“We welcome the ruling of the Court of Appeal. We are confident that, one way or another, common sense will prevail and the Government’s reckless plans to expand Heathrow Airport will be abandoned. Parliament has recognised a state of climate and ecological emergency, and the Government has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Clearly the expansion of the most polluting form of transport, which is used by only a tiny minority of the world’s population, is inconsistent with that context; and inconsistent with the Government’s duty of care to its citizens and to our young people.”

You can read the court’s judgement here.