On 25 October 2016 the Secretary of State for Transport appointed Sir Jeremy Sullivan to provide independent oversight of the consultation process on the draft Airports National Policy Statement.
Education and career
Sir Jeremy was born in 1945 and educated at Framlingham College and King’s College, London.
Sir Jeremy was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1968. He specialised in planning, environmental, local government and administrative law throughout his career as an advocate and a judge.
He was made a QC in 1982, and later a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queens Bench Division) in 1997. He became Lord Justice of Appeal in January 2009, and was appointed Senior President of Tribunals in 2012.
Sir Jeremy retired from the judiciary in September 2015.
Independent consultation adviser to the draft Airports National Policy Statement
The Secretary of State for Transport appointed Sir Jeremy Sullivan to oversee the consultation process on the draft Airports National Policy Statement and ensure best practice is upheld.
Sir Jeremy’s role will be to:
- consider the government’s plans for raising awareness of the consultation and for stakeholder and public engagement during this period, challenging these where necessary
- monitor the delivery of the consultation and make recommendations for improvements to the Secretary of State for Transport
- produce a report to the Secretary of State for Transport on the government’s approach to and delivery of the consultation
If you have any comments on the consultation process, please contact Sir Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sir Jeremy will not comment or respond on any issue relating to government policy on airport expansion, but will consider all comments he receives on the consultation process.