Uttlesford District Council (UDC) and Manchester Airports Group (MAG), the owners of Stansted Airport, have succumbed to pressure to provide more information about the local impacts of the current Stansted Airport planning application.
The owners of Stansted Airport have stressed that they are not seeking any change to current night flight limits at the site, after campaigners claimed they were trying to overturn the current legal conditions.
Political group, Residents for Uttlesford (R4U), has called on the respective secretaries of state and Saffron Walden MP Kemi Badenoch to hold a public inquiry into the proposed expansion of Stansted Airport.
A campaign group aiming to stop the expansion of Stansted Airport has accused Uttlesford District Council and the owners of the airport of having a “cash for favours” secret agreement over a recently-submitted planning application.
Campaigners opposed to an increase in the cap on passengers numbers at Stansted claim that new Government forecasts for growth in air travel undermine the case for expansion put forward by the airport’s owner.