Judicial Review of Southampton Airport Expansion

We are supporting a legal challenge to the decision by Eastleigh Borough Council to approve the runway extension. This decision, taken by a local planning authority, impacts thousands of people living outside of their boundary who will experience an increase in noise [1]. Further, the expansion in aviation will have far reaching consequences to the climate - affecting the lives of millions of people worldwide [2].

We believe strongly that the council’s decision was wrong both in the way it was taken and the arguments to justify it. The airport has greatly overstated the economic benefits of expansion, which will adversely affect the quality of lives of around 46,000 residents, whilst hugely underplaying the environmental impact. Decisions such as these need full scrutiny and that can now only happen by Judicial Review. Opponents of Southampton Airport expansion have instructed a legal team led by Leigh Day and David Wolfe QC to pursue the case, and are launching a public appeal for money to help finance the action. This crowdfunder by AXO is in support of this.

Whether you live locally to the airport or not, airport expansion will affect you - please support our appeal in any way that you can.

For more information on AXO please see https://axosouthampton.wordpress.com

[1] For information on the impacts of noise, please see https://axosouthampton.wordpress.com/2021/03/02/what-research-tells-us-about-the-damaging-effect-of-airport-noise/

[2] For information about the climate impacts of the expansion of Southampton Airport, please see https://axosouthampton.wordpress.com/2021/05/22/report-claims-climate-change-impacts-at-southampton-airport-could-be-almost-twice-as-high-as-previously-claimed/

[3] https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/planning-and-building/southampton-airport-planning-application
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