Still up in the air

Plans for a controversial third runway at Heathrow have been ruled illegal, fuelling debate on how the UK can tackle its airport capacity challenge. Mark Broadbent considers the latest on the decades-long airport saga.

An artist’s impression of what a newly expanded Heathrow could look like.
All photos Heathrow Ltd

A landmark verdict by the Court of Appeal February 27 has ruled that the UK government’s decision to expand London Heathrow Airport with a third runway is unlawful because it does not meet the nation’s climate change commitments.

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