Councillors have agreed to commission an independent investigation into Uttlesford District Council’s handling of large planning applications - including the Stansted Airport planning application which was approved in November.
The decision on Stansted Airport’s planning application has been pushed back following a request from Stop Stansted Expansion to allow sufficient time to address planning committee members at one of the forthcoming public speaking sessions.
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.