Stansted expansion plans

Further to our previous news item here,  concerning the application from Stansted airport to increase passenger numbers to 43million, from the current level of 25million, Uttlesford District Council has extended the planning application comments deadline to 30th April.

You therefore still have 5 days to submit your comments.

Felsted Parish Council has objected to the application. You can read our submission here.

Our objection continues to be based on arguments that Stansted airport’s expansion plans must receive national determination against national air traffic plans and  environmental targets. It is wrong for this to receive only District level review and wrong for Uttlesford to determine an application in which they have a financial interest.

Furthermore, we continue to argue that the airport must first resolve the noise nuisance problems caused by the flightpath changes made in 2016, and which have resulted in a 20 fold increase in noise complaints.

We are also concerned about the hidden clause on the 2,900 page application, which allows Stansted airport to lobby for increases in night flights.

Comments can be submitted via UDC’s website here.