Thursday, October 15, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: Legal challenge to London City Airport clears first legal hurdle

Anne-Marie Griffin of Fight the Flights said: “The High Court has today given us costs protection for our legal challenge to Newham’s decision allowing increased flights from London City Airport”.

Without costs protection, Fight the Flights would have been at risk of unlimited costs liability and could not have proceeded with the case. Costs protection is only normally given where the Court recognises the public importance of the case.

“This is a very important case and we now look forward to pursuing the case to the next stage.”


Editor's Notes:

1. Newham council was taken to court on 28 September 2009 by local residents over its decision to allow a 50 per cent increase in flights at London City Airport without considering changes to Government policy on climate change or consulting local people. Press release:

2.Fight the Flights is a cross borough residents group which was formed to inform and campaign against the expansion of London City Airport: