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Stansted airport welcome support for single runway plans

01 May Stansted airport welcome support for single runway plans

London Stansted Airport has been delighted by strong support for the airport’s plans for responsible growth.

As Uttlesford District Council (UDC) closed its statutory public consultation on London Stansted’s planning application that will make best use of the airport’s single runway, the airport’s Chief Executive, Ken O’Toole, welcomed the strong show of support from local people and the political and business communities across the East of England.

To date over 650 responses have been submitted to the Council, a majority in support of the airport’s plans to serve up to 43 million passengers a year over the next decade without increasing the number of permitted flights or noise limits. Over half of these responses are from residents living in Uttlesford, Braintree, East Herts and Harlow districts.

Key businesses and organisations in the region including AstraZeneca, the University of Cambridge, Adnams, Harlow Enterprise Zone, Confederation of British Industry, the Local Enterprise Partnerships covering Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and Chambers of Commerce have expressed support for Stansted as a key enabler of economic growth and global connectivity for the vibrant East of England region.