Lasham loses Farnborough airspace review

Lasham Gliding Society has lost the judicial review in the High Court in its attempt to overturn the CAA’s decision to award Class D airspace – and more – to TAG Farnborough Airport.

The judge, Mrs Justice Thonrton, did not find sufficient grounds to overturn the CAA’s decision and said the CAA acted within its powers. As things stand, the Farnborough airspace will come into effect in 2020.

“This ruling is a bitter blow to Lasham and the wider General Aviation community,” said Patrick Naegeli, chairman of Lasham Gliding Society.

“It follows several years of intense opposition to what is widely considered to be an completely unjustified and ill-considered move by TAG Farnborough to secure a huge swathe of controlled airspace.

Farnborough Class D

Lasham is considering whether to appeal the decision.

Lasham Gliding Society

Comments

  1. That judicial review was a complete whitewash! Unbelievable. She is a government puppet. Smacks of Russian or Chinese government ways of doing things. I would urge Lasham to appeal the decision. I for one would be willing to contribute more for funding.

    1. The needs of the WEALTHY few outweigh the needs of the many!

      I agree with the sentiment of appealing but as things stand the CAA did what the law allows them to do – which is basically whatever they want to, having followed a superficial consultation which ignored everything except making life easy for Farnborough – not safer, just easier! What needs to change is the powers afforded to the CAA to make these decisions alone. That change would come too late to stop the Farnborough decision

      Soon after they get class D Farnborough will not be able to provide LARS due to “staff shortages” – guaranteed!

  2. The needs of the WEALTHY few outweigh the needs of the many!

    I agree with the sentiment of appealing but as things stand the CAA did what the law allows them to do – which is basically whatever they want to, having followed a superficial consultation which ignored everything except making life easy for Farnborough – not safer, just easier! What needs to change is the powers afforded to the CAA to make these decisions alone. That change would come too late to stop the Farnborough decision

    Soon after they get class D Farnborough will not be able to provide LARS due to “staff shortages” – guaranteed!

  3. APPG-GA Airspace Report urges the Government (DfT) to review/revise the CAA’s powers etc . Who is the new SoS for Transport? G Shapps…….over to you mate.

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