Today the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England takes the Government to court to prevent the the village of Sipson (from the Anglo-Saxon Sibbwines tūn = “Sibbwine’s farmstead”) and vast tracts of English green belt being wiped off the map as a result of Gordon Brown's anti-democratic mobilisation of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs.
From the CPRE's website:
The coalition’s lawyers will be claiming in court that the consultation process was fundamentally flawed and that the decision to expand Heathrow is at odds with the UK’s overall climate change targets. If they win, the Government’s decision to proceed with the runway will be overturned.
Shaun Spiers, CPRE's Chief Executive said:
"Proceeding with the third runway would destroy not just a village and a large swathe of Green Belt but also tranquillity over a much wider area. Countryside, parks and gardens in and beyond north and west London would fall under the shadow of new flight paths and the din of thousands of extra flights."
See the CEP press release.