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Blue-sky thinking… or not

Blue-sky thinking… or not

Friday 20 May 2022

A sobering observation from photographer Gordon Ridgewell: “I was in the garden at 9.30 on a Sunday morning enjoying the lovely clear day and looked up and saw this aircraft polluting the sky overhead. “It must have been ideal conditions up there as it is one of the best ‘trails’ I have seen of late. I […] Read more >

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 20 September 2019

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 >

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 >