Home Page Link Thaxted - under the present flightpath and threatened with quadrupled activity Takeley's 12th century parish church, close to proposed second runway Harcamlow Way, Bamber's Green - much of the long distance path and village would disappear under Runway 2 Clavering - typical of the Uttlesford villages threatened by urbanisation
Campaigning against proposals to expand Stansted Airport


The Public Inquiry ended on 19 October 2007 after nearly five months. The Inquiry followed BAA's appeal against Uttlesford District Council's refusal of BAA's planning application for an increase in the permitted number of air transport movements and the removal of the 25 million cap on annual passenger movements.

The Inspector, Alan Boyland, reported (in confidence) to the Government in January 2008 with his recommendations. The Government's decision was made in October 2008 by the Secretary of State for Transport (Ruth Kelly) and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Hazel Blears). The Inspector's report was made public at the same time.

Government's Decision Letter
Inspector's Report in Full

Representations Following the Close of the Inquiry

Closing Statements by Main Parties
Proofs of Evidence
Legal Submissions on behalf of SSE - 17 July 2007
Opening Statements by Main Parties
SSE Opening Day Press Release
SSE Opening Day Photographs
SSE Closing Day Press Release
SSE's Public Inquiry Team
Final Record of the Inquiry Programme
Core Documents List
BAA Runway Expansion Consultation
BAA Runway Expansion Planning Application