Larmour: Orbex Is Pleased With the Space Hub Sutherland Judicial Review Results4th Sep 2021
The spaceport on the A’Mhoine Peninsula hasn’t even been built yet, but it has already made history with the Space Hub Sutherland judicial review as a significant milestone in it.
Space Hub Sutherland Judicial Review and Its Outcomes
The Sutherland spaceport judicial review and the final decision will have an impact on many. Since Lord Doherty of the Supreme Court of Scotland decided not to annul the permission the spaceport attained earlier, Highlands and Islands, the hub’s developers, must be really delighted. On the other hand, Anders Povlsen, the richest man in Scotland, and his company – Wildland Ltd. – are surprised and disappointed. Wildland launched the Sutherland spaceport judicial review in the first place, and they were hoping for the opposite results. Unfortunately for them, Lord Doherty found the challenge they set groundless.
Chris Larmour of Orbex Feels Optimistic About the Sutherland Spaceport Judicial Review Decision
Chris Larmour, chief executive of Orbex, has also commented on the Sutherland spaceport judicial review decision. He says that this news is more than favourable for him, his company, other businesses, and north coast communities. In Mr. Larmour’s opinion, the Melness Crofters’ Estate will win big from this since they will get access to modern jobs related to the site and its construction.
Space Hub Sutherland judicial review has made the spaceport the only one in the UK with official permission. Before the review, there were some doubts because, if not for the challenge set by Anders Povlsen, who invested a lot in a competitive spaceport, other factors could have influenced the planning permission. Now, it seems that there is no turning back. The spaceport will operate as soon as possible. From this viewpoint, the Space Hub Sutherland judicial review was the step that had to be made to start launching spacecraft from British soil after all.