Stansted expansion plans public speaking sessions

Uttlesford District Council (UDC) has today announced the registration process for individuals and organisations wanting to speak at a series of 3 public sessions regarding the application by Stansted Airport to increase passenger numbers to 43 million and flights by approximately 100,000 a year.

The session dates are:

  • Tuesday 9 October – 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday 10 October – 2-5pm
  • Wednesday 10 October – 6-9pm

The deadline for signing up to speak in a 3 minute slot is 12pm on Monday 8th October.

The full release and registration instructions can be read here.

We, as a Parish Council, have strongly objected to what we believe to be insufficient time to ensure awareness of, and preparation for, these important sessions.

We have registered to speak against the application on the 9th October, primarily regarding the increase in noise as a result of the increase in aircraft numbers by over 40% and an increase in aircraft size.  Further details of the position we are taking on behalf of Felsted residents can be read in our previous news item here.

If you have concerns about the application then it is important that UDC hears Felsted voices at these sessions. Each slot is just 3 minutes long and you can speak from pre-prepared notes, so there is no pressure to remember what you might want to say.

For more information please contact Cllr Andy Bennett