Heathrow Airport expansion

CBI welcomes Heathrow ruling

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Tom Thackray, CBI Infrastructure and Energy Director, has reacted to the news earlier that campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the government's decision to approve plans for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport.

“This clear ruling is another important step towards bringing fifty years of indecision and delay on expanding Heathrow to a welcome close. Firms know we can’t wait any longer for the growth in trade we need to see if the UK is to remain a globally competitive economy.

“As Heathrow’s plans show, expansion can - and must - be delivered in a way that benefits our economy and protects our environment as we deliver our ambitious climate change targets".

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BreakingHeathrow expansion campaigners lose High Court challenge

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Campaigners trying to block Heathrow expansion have lost a High Court challenge against plans for a third runway.

High Court judges have ruled in favour of a UK government plan to expand the airport.

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Protests precede Heathrow challenge hearing

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Dozens of people have been demonstrating outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London ahead of a High Court challenge to plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

A coalition of local authorities, including the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, have brought the case which is due to be heard over the next two weeks.

The airport's expansion has already been backed by the government.