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Stansted trying to bully council in fight to hike airport passenger numbers, says campaign group

Stansted trying to bully council in fight to hike airport passenger numbers, says campaign group

Friday, September 20, 2019 Campaigners have accused Stansted Airport of bullying in its bid to increase passenger numbers at the site. The airport operators have applied for planning permission to raise the number of passengers travelling through Stansted from 35 million to 43 million a year, a move backed by Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee […] Read more >

Uttlesford Local Plan: what will the inspector decide?

Uttlesford Local Plan: what will the inspector decide?

Friday, September 20, 2019 More than two months has passed since examination of Uttlesford District Council’s new Local Plan began, so it is timely to serve a reminder of what might lie in store for residents. Examination started on Tuesday, July 2, after the council’s decision to write to planning inspectors saying they saw no […] Read more >

Climate-change rules will be considered in delayed Stansted decision

Climate-change rules will be considered in delayed Stansted decision

UK Carbon Net Zero 2050 legislation will be brought into play when plans to expand Stansted airport are reconsidered. The airport’s bid to increase passenger numbers to from 35 million to 43 million a year was backed by Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee (courtesy of the chairman’s casting vote) in November last year. Full council […] Read more >

Petition launched for Stansted application to be reconsidered

Petition launched for Stansted application to be reconsidered

Campaigners are still pressing for the recent decision to approve passenger numbers at Stansted Airport from 35 million to 43 million a year to be reconsidered. Stop Stansted Expansion has drafted a petition calling on that application to be referred back to Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee. Last month’s dramatic change of control at the […] Read more >

All change at Uttlesford. And at Stansted, too?

All change at Uttlesford. And at Stansted, too?

As most must now be aware, last month’s local-government elections saw some extraordinary results, one of the most remarkable of which occurred right here in the Tory heartland of Essex, where the Conservatives lost control of Uttlesford District Council to the Residents’ Association. CPRE Essex always takes a politically neutral stand, but the Tories’ loss […] Read more >

Stansted expansion plan hits a delay

Stansted expansion plan hits a delay

Stansted Airport’s bid to increase passenger numbers to 43 million a year has been delayed (at the very least). Back in November last year, Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee had backed the expansion (a 66 per cent hike on last year’s figure), courtesy of the chairman’s casting vote. This was expected to be confirmed by […] Read more >

Farmers café relaunch can be a win-win for everyone

Farmers café relaunch can be a win-win for everyone

For some of us, the life of a farmer must seem close to idyllic (even if we acknowledge the amount of hard work it entails). However, there are a worrying number of people in the agricultural world who are prone to loneliness and, sometimes, resultant depression and other mental-health issues. Think about it: a day […] Read more >

Approval of Stansted passenger hike sparks independent probe

Approval of Stansted passenger hike sparks independent probe

The decision by Uttlesford District Council to approve an increase in passenger numbers at Stansted Airport has prompted an independent investigation. Two councillors, Mark Lemon and Barbara Light, had asked for the local authority’s scrutiny committee to review November’s handling of the application, which was passed on the chairman’s vote. And on Tuesday last week […] Read more >

Stansted expansion approved but fight is not over yet

Stansted expansion approved but fight is not over yet

Plans to expand the number of passengers using Stansted Airport have been approved. However, the decision by Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee to back the planning application was a tight call and depended on the chairman’s casting vote. The Essex airport had applied to grow passenger numbers to 43 million a year (a 66 per […] Read more >

Uttlesford campaigners highlight threat of housing onslaught

Uttlesford campaigners highlight threat of housing onslaught

Campaigners are stepping up their efforts to block proposals for new settlements in Uttlesford. Consultation on the draft Uttlesford District Local Plan closed on Monday, August 13, but the StopNUtown group still hopes that plans for 5,000 houses on some 1,100 acres of chalk hills north-east of Great Chesterford on the Essex-Cambridgeshire boundary can be […] Read more >