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


(24 May 2010)

SSE Public Inquiry Page
BAA Planning Application Maps

BAA applied to develop a second runway at Stansted whic
would have make the airport bigger than Heathrow today, with:

More passengers:  from 23 million today to 68 million
More planes:  from 190,000 flights today to 490,000 flights
More land grab:  from 6 square miles to 9 square miles

What was at stake
Noise, air quality, health, road congestion, rail overcrowding, erosion of the community would all have worsened very significantly and we'd have seen a radical transformation of a largely rural community to one under severe pressure from urbanisation resulting from plans for new airport related development including housing, such as the ecotowns proposed for Elsenham/Henham and Hanley Grange. See more details about the threat. See what the countryside looks like at the moment.

Who else opposed the second runway plans?
Around 140 parish and town councils and special interest organisations belong to Stop Stansted Expansion because of their opposition to the second runway plans. The district councils for Uttlesford, East Herts, Harlow, North Herts, Epping Forest, South Cambridgeshire and Braintree are amongst the many others who were fighting the plans too. Every local MP and MEP was opposed, too - irrespective of political party. See the Other Opposition to the Second Runway Application page.

Further information
Click here to follow the progress of correspondence relating to the second runway application