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London Stansted to appeal UDC’s flawed planning refusal

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 12, 2020
London Stansted has today confirmed that it will appeal the decision made by Uttlesford District Council’s Planning Committee to refuse the airport’s application to increase the current cap on passenger numbers from 35 to 43 million a year.
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London Stansted’s proposals could be delivered without any increase in the number of flights that are currently allowed, and include a legally binding commitment to reduce the airport’s noise ‘footprint’ and an enhanced sound insulation scheme for residential properties close to the airport.

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The application was rejected by the Planning Committee on 24th January 2020 despite having been conditionally approved by them in November 2018. Prior to both meetings, the Council’s own officers and independent legal advisors had provided very clear advice to Planning Committee members, recommending that there were no grounds to refuse the application.

Later this month London Stansted will formally submit an appeal to The Planning Inspectorate, an executive agency of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Planning Inspectorate will then oversee a public inquiry before making its recommendation to Government.