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Campaigners calling for no flights at night at Stansted Airport

There is a sympathetic understanding from Car Hire Stansted Airport over the noise issues local residents are currently facing.

Campaigners against any expansion of Stansted Airport are keeping their fingers crossed on a new long-term development plan for the airport having just one runway. This is due to a national survey backing more terminals and runways.

The owners of Stansted Airport, Manchester Airports Group (MAG) are expected to publish its Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) setting out its plans for the next 20 years at least. It is believed that this plan will be keeping StanstedAirport as a single runway hub, with permission to handle more passengers.

A Stansted Airport spokesman said “We will shortly launch a period of consultation with local communities and key stakeholders on our Sustainable Development Plan to consider the benefits and effects of how the airport might develop to make full use of the existing runway and look forward to that period of engagement to help us inform our plans.”

Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) chairman Peter Sanders said “We welcome this consultation on MAG’s long-term plan for Stansted. It is being described as a sustainable development plan and we very much hope that’s what it genuinely is. Provided it respects all the current planning limits and confirms MAG’s commitment to Stansted continuing to be an ‘airport in the countryside’, there should be considerable scope for a constructive dialogue.”