Stansted second runway plans withdrawn

PLANS to build a second runway at Stansted Airport have today been withdrawn.

The move follows a clear indication that Government airports policy will change, following the recent General Election.

David Johnston, Stansted Airport’s managing director, said: “We have reflected carefully on the new Government’s clear intention to change its airports policy and have moved quickly to withdraw this application.

“Stansted Airport is a key driver of economic growth in this part of England, and we will continue to work hard to bring new business here and to work with our neighbours, and the wider community, to provide jobs and strong business and travel opportunities in the months and years ahead.

“We continue to believe that new airport capacity is needed in the South East of England, to strengthen the UK’s international trading links.”


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