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Planning: Stansted Airport

Volume 704: debated on Thursday 9 October 2008

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government and I have decided to grant planning permission to change two planning conditions attached to the Stansted Airport 2003 permission.

This relates to an appeal by BAA plc and Stansted Airport Ltd following the refusal of planning permission by Uttlesford District Council in November 2006.

The decision allows for an increase in the number of flights to and from the airport in a year from 241,000 to 264,000 air traffic movements and an increase in the maximum number of passengers using the airport from 25 million to 35 million per annum.

The reasons are set out in the Secretaries of State's decision letter, copies of which have been placed in the House Libraries, together with the planning inspector’s report.