Press Release: April 10 2013

Lydd Airport development approved by SOSs - legal challenges to follow

The Secretaries of State (SOSs) for Communities and Local Government and Transport have approved the development of Lydd Airport. The planning inspector also recommended approval. This is despite the development infringing at least two European Directives: the Habitats Directive and the Nuclear Safety Directive - opening the government to legal challenge.

Infringement proceedings under the Pilot Mechanism for the Nuclear Safety Directive are already underway.

Louise Barton
Lydd Airport Action Group
The Hook Madeira Road
Littlestone, TN28 8QX
01797 361 548 

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