| WAYS OF SUPPORTING SSE
Stop Stansted Expansion has been actively campaigning against major expansion at Stansted since 2002. Its first major success came with BAA's withdrawal in May 2010 of the planning application for a second runway. However, the threat re-emerged in September 2012 when the Government established the Airports Commission with the task of examining whether the UK needs new runway capacity and, if so, where this should be built. The Commission concluded in December 2013 that at least one new runway was needed in the South East.
SSE has engaged fully with the Commission from the outset and will continue to engage fully with the Commission until it completes its work in June 2015. SSE has so far been successful in keeping Stansted off the Commission's shortlist of new runway options, but SSE's job is far from complete. We need to continue providing evidence to the Airports Commission with a view to persuading the Commission that there is no justification for major expansion at Stansted.
We are also battling to persuade Stansted Airport to release some 270 homes, bought in connection with its earlier major expansion plans, back into private ownership. We also have the ongoing task of keeping pressure on the airport to minimise the impact of its operations - day and night - on the community. To ensure that our voice is effective and carries weight, we need as many members and supporters as possible.
Your continuing support and involvement is as important as ever.
Please choose one of the following:
Become a Member using a Standing Order - you will receive regular campaign news by both post and email
Become a Member for one year initially - you will receive regular campaign news by both post and email
Make a one-off Donation to SSE
Become an Online Supporter
Donate to the campaign by Standing Order