| Press Release - 5 May 2010
AIRPORT PLANNING APPLICATION REFUSED
Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) is delighted to report that this afternoon (5 May) members of Uttlesford District Council's Development Control Committee voted unanimously to refuse BAA's planning application for permission to rent its surplus warehouse space to all-comers.
Having taken account of all the evidence submitted by BAA, plus objections by SSE, parish councils and members of the public, the Council could find no material reason for making an exception to its own longstanding policy of only permitting airport-related businesses to operate from within the Stansted Airport site.
The Development Control Committee also disagreed with BAA's argument that there was a serious shortage of suitable warehouse space locally and considered that, with a planning application for a second runway still on the table, no-one could be sure that Stansted Airport's current surplus of airport space would be a long term surplus.
NOTES TO EDITORS
The papers and representation relating to the application can be viewed online at Uttlesford District Council's website by entering the reference UTT/0372/10/FUL at the search page.
Representations made by SSE can also be accessed via SSE's previous press release on the application - see the Note to Editors for links.
Representation by Peter Sanders on behalf of SSE to the Uttlesford Development Control Committee
(7 April 2010)
Representation by Brian Ross on behalf of SSE to the Uttlesford Development Control Committee
(5 May 2010)
FURTHER INFORMATION AND COMMENT
Carol Barbone, Campaign Director, SSE: M 0777 552 3091 & firstname.lastname@example.org