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Appeal: Evidence ‘overwhelmingly’ favours Stansted expansion

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A panel of three inspectors has approved plans to expand Stansted Airport’s annual capacity by eight million passengers and ordered the council to pay costs, commenting that ‘carbon emissions are predominantly a matter for national government’.

LOCATIONStansted AirportAUTHORITYUttlesford District CouncilINSPECTORMichael Boniface, G D Jones, and Nick PalmerPROCEDUREVirtual inquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/C1570/W/20/3256619The appeal concerned Stansted Airport, the UK’s third-busiest airport. In 2018, its operator, Manchester Airport Group, had sought permission to expand its capacity from 35 million passengers a year to 43 million........
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