Biggin Hill Airport Ltd v Bromley London Borough Council: ChD 9 Jan 2001

Applicants sought the right to fly from the airport. Local residents sought to intervene on the basis that if the lease controlling such rights was construed in such a way as to allow such an extension, this would interfere with their human rights. The lease had to be construed against the factual background as at the time it was entered into, and the Act could not affect that interpretation, and there was no basis for implying any such term into the lease. The local authority was not acting unlawfully in granting a declaration in the terms it proposed.


Gazette 18-Jan-2001, Times 09-Jan-2001


Human Rights Act 1998

Landlord and Tenant, Human Rights, Transport

Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.78394