Legal challenge to London City Airport clears first legal hurdle

15.10.2009     (Fight the Flights press release)

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: