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Stansted expansion: public inquiry gets under way

Stansted expansion: public inquiry gets under way

Tuesday 12 January 2021

The public inquiry into a bid to increase passenger numbers at Stansted Airport began online today (Tuesday, January 12, 2021). It is being held after site-owner Manchester Airports Group appealed against Uttlesford District Council’s refusal to allow numbers to rise to 43 million passengers a year from the current limit of 35 million. MAG will […] Read more >

Petition launched for Stansted application to be reconsidered

Petition launched for Stansted application to be reconsidered

Wednesday 12 June 2019

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?

Monday 10 June 2019

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 >

Aviation and its impact on the environment: your chance to attend a free talk

Aviation and its impact on the environment: your chance to attend a free talk

Wednesday 22 May 2019

With the issue of expansion at Stansted Airport still very much alive, you might be interested in a free talk on aviation being held just round the M25 in Surrey. The Impact of Aviation Growth on Local Communities and Climate Change is being given by Tim Johnson, director of the Aviation Environment Federation (AEF), in […] Read more >

Stansted expansion plan hits a delay

Stansted expansion plan hits a delay

Wednesday 1 May 2019

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 >

Stansted expansion approved but fight is not over yet

Stansted expansion approved but fight is not over yet

Monday 26 November 2018

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 >