A LEGAL challenge against Southend Airport’s runway extension has been thrown out for the second time.

The judicial review application by a campaigner against the extension plans was dismissed by a High Court judge this morning.

Laura Millard, a Leigh resident and member of campaign group Stop Airport Extension Now, wanted Southend Council's decision to allow the runway extension to be reviewed in the High Court.

But, following a two-day oral hearing last week, Judge Waksman ruled that her claim was not sufficiently arguable to justify a full hearing.