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Stansted Airport gets the go ahead for ambitious expansion plans

15 Nov Stansted Airport gets the go ahead for ambitious expansion plans

London Stansted’s planning application to increase the number of passengers it is permitted to serve to 43 million a year has been approved by Uttlesford District Council.

Welcoming the decision, London Stansted’s CEO, Ken O’Toole, said:

“We are delighted that Uttlesford District Council has today approved our planning application to enable the airport to grow over the next decade. This will boost our region’s economic growth and deliver 5,000 additional jobs at London Stansted Airport.

“Today’s decision offers London Stansted and its airline partners the long-term clarity we need to make further investment decisions at the airport but also importantly provides the local community with the assurance that our future growth will be delivered in a measured and sustainable way.

“From the outset our local community has been a vital partner in this planning process and it was their feedback which lead us to put forward a proposal which did not seek an increase in the number of flights and committed to deliver the growth within a smaller noise footprint than our existing permissions require.”

The planned growth is set to be delivered within existing flights limits and a smaller noise footprint than previous permissions required.