17th January, 2014
High Court hearings are imminent, aiming to Quash the Lydd Airport decision.
Lydd Airport Action Group’s (LAAG’s) has appealed against the government’s decision to grant Lydd Airport permission to extend its runway and build a new terminal to support 500,000 passengers. The hearing will be heard on Thursday January 23rd and Friday January 24th, 2014.
Lydd Airport is just 30 seconds flying time from Dungerness nuclear power station and LAAG’s case centres heavily on the nuclear safety issue. It argues that the risk of a aircraft/nuclear accident is too great and that the nuclear regulator’s decision not to oppose Lydd Airport’s development was flawed.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is appealing separately and its hearing will be held on the previous two days. Dungerness is a site of international importance on account of its geomorphology (shingle beaches) and wildlife.
See LAAG web site for more information.