Press release archive


9th August 2018 Confirmation of High Court action
30th July 2018 Another 900 reasons to question Uttlesford competence
20th July 2018 Starting gun fired on airport High Court action
5th June 2018 New controversey as Airport re-writes council planning policy
2nd May 2018 Poll victory for local residents over airport computer
16th April 2018 Stansted to press for more night flights
19th March 2018 SSE asks Government to call-in Stansted Airport application
13th March 2018 SSE statement response to Uttlesford District Council
12th March 2018 Airport cash for Council favours
22nd February 2018 Airport planning application is manipulative and misleading
6th November 2017 New government figures undermine airport claims on expansion need
17th July 2017 No Relief for Sleepless Nights Under New Flight Rules
6th July 2017 Don’t be hoodwinked by Stansted Spin, warns SSE
19th June 2017 SSE brands Airport expansion plans as premature and opportunistic
23rd May 2017 Airport communities deliver Downing Street petition
8th May 2017 Reverse the flight path changes – says SSE
17th January 2017 Make your voice heard – Stansted night flights consultation
25th October 2016 SSE response to Government decision on new runways
12th July 2016 SSE tells Stansted Airport to publish its evidence
7th June 2016 SSE prepares legal proceedings against Stansted Airport
19th January 2016 Aircraft noise is bad for your health
5th October 2015 Departure route trials show improved track keeping at Stansted
1st July 2015 SSE response to Airport Commission final report
27th June 2015 SSE’s parent organisation celebrates 50th anniversary
25th April 2015 SSE calls for cross-party support to end night flights
28th February 2015 SSE takes fight on flight path changes to the CAA
18th November 2014 NATS ignores local residents objections to flight path changes
15th September 2014 New flight path proposal does not give local residents a fair balance of benefits
18th August 2014 SSE supports call to take part in flight path consultation
18th June 2014 SSE advises caution on changes to Stansted departure routes
28th April 2014 Tribute to Chris Bennett – 1943-2014
22nd March 2014 Three questions for Michael O’Leary
21st March 2014 SSE calls for Independent Noise Watchdog
31st January 2014 Government must act to end night flights
18th December 2013 Huge sigh of relief but it’s not over yet
17th December 2013 Stansted not on Shortlist
7th December 2013 Sir Alan Haselhurst shows support for SSE Community Calendar
2nd December 2013 Airports Commission – SSE High Court challenge
18th November 2013 High Court to hear SSE’s legal challenge
13th October 2013 SSE calls time on Airports Commission and Department for Transport
8th October 2013 Airports Commission: tainted process – dubious conclusion
20th September 2013 Airports Commission – Departure of Geoff Muirhead
19th September 2013 Ryanair deal at Stansted
11th September 2013 Airports Commission urged to provide safeguards for local communities
19th August 2013 A Fight for Fairness
19th July 2013 SSE slams opportunistic, irresponsible and pointless expansion proposals for Stansted
16th July 2013 Boris ignores countryside in favour of politics
23rd May 2013 Balanced approach needed on Stansted rail services
23rd April 2013 Majority of night flights unnecessary, says campaign group
20th April 2013 Airport capacity crisis claims rebuffed
25th March 2013 New aviation policy is a hollow sham
23rd February 2013 Airports and health: experts call for stronger action
30th January 2013 New air traffic forecasts show no case for Stansted expansion
19th January 2013 Sale of Stansted Airport
15th November 2012 Time to call time on night flights
2nd November 2012 Sir Howard Davies sets out his stall
15th October 2012 SSE Wood remains symbol of resolve against ‘Super-Stansted’
9th October 2012 Business passengers becoming a rare breed at Stansted
7th October 2012 Bonkeramus Boris
10th September 2012 SSE welcomes establishment of independent Airports Commission
20th August 2012 BAA finally concedes defeat over Stansted
3rd August 2012 SSE celebrates tenth birthday
26th July 2012 BAA finally runs out of runway at Stansted
12th July 2012 Time for ‘Greenest Government ever’ to honour its promises
29th May 2012 Court of Appeal agrees to hear another BAA appeal
30th April 2012 Slowdown in cheap flights gives boost to British economy
16th April 2012 ‘Deeds not words’, SSE tells aviation regulator
21st March 2012 Chancellor reveals delay in new airport expansion policy
29th February 2012 BAA launches yet another appeal over Stansted
31st January 2012 BAA commits to selling back houses
12th January 2012 Stansted flights hit ten year low
27th October 2011 SSE Campaign wins Public Relations ‘Oscar’
25th October 2011 SSE responds to Government’s aviation policy consultation
19th July 2011 Time for BAA to accept defeat at Stansted
9th June 2011 Thaxted to be highlight of 2011 Runway Ramble
9th April 2011 BAA owners finally admit that Stansted will be sold
5th April 2011 New Aviation Policy Consultation
30th March 2011 Don’t prolong the agony, BAA
18th February 2011 Supreme Court calls time on BAA
1st February 2011 Give us back our community, BAA
15th October 2010 NATS Postpones airspace changes yet again
13th October 2010 BAA should accept Court of Appeal verdict and sell Stansted
27th September 2010 Ed Miliband victory raises hopes of all-party agreement on runway ban
1st June 2010 SSE embarks on final mission
25th May 2010 Stop Stansted Expansion? Yes we did!
24th May 2010 BAA abandons Stansted second runway plans
17th May 2010 Local MPs to help SSE secure ministerial meetings
5th May 2010 Airport warehouse planning application refused
11th February 2010 Make your mind up on second runway – Government tells BAA
11th January 2010 BAA needs to smell the coffee
16th December 2009 Scrap runway plans now rather than prolong the blight
7th December 2009 MPs challenge wisdom of second Stansted runway
12th October 2009 Stansted continues to bear brunt of decline in airport traffic
18th June 2009 Announcement delayed on start of Stansted Public Inquiry
21st May 2009 BAA seeks further delay on second runway plans
7th May 2009 Shadow Transport Secretary vows to scrap Stansted runway plans
28th April 2009 Government deals further blow to Stansted runway plans
31st March 2009 Mountain saves Molehill?
19th March 2009 BAA forced to sell Stansted 
2nd March 2009 Stansted Inquiry Postponed – Common sense beginning to prevail
19th February 2009 Stansted second runway now facing six year delay
19th January 2009 Second runway programme – is realism beginning to prevail?
14th November 2008 SSE High Court challenge over Stansted decision
10th November 2008 Inspector agrees rethink on Stansted Second Runway Inquiry
3rd November 2008 Tribute to Norman Mead: 1927 – 2008
1st November 2008 Government plans to steamroller Stansted Inquiry
22nd October 2008 SSE Address to Uttlesford District Council
14th October 2008 Democracy, climate change and the right to protest
1st October 2008 Conservative leader rejects Stansted runway plans
19th September 2008 New aircraft noise threat to Suffolk and South Cambridgeshire
17th September 2008 BAA TO SELL GATWICK AIRPORT
16th September 2008 Watchdog calls for airport expansion to be put on hold
15th September 2008 SSE urges Competition Commission to stand firm on BAA break-up
20th August 2008 SSE response to Competition Commission report ON BAA
21st July 2008 Community to once again come to the fore in overturning second runway plans
17th July 2008 Ruth fiddles while Stansted burns
8th July 2008 SSE comment on Stansted runway closure
30th June 2008 Let the train take the strain
11th June 2008 The rise and fall of Stansted Airport
12th May 2008 Stansted – Bigger than Heathrow?
9th May 2008 Heritage postcards to help fight second runway threat
8th May 2008 Extending consultation is pointless unless questions are answered
22nd April 2008 BAA compulsory powers to be examined by Competition Commission
18th April 2008 What half a million planes a year overhead would mean
15th April 2008 SSE publishes guidance on NATS consultation
9th April 2008 Saffron Walden – Proposed flight path changes
8th April 2008 SSE helps communities get to grips with second runway plans
4th April 2008  Proposals for an Eco-town at Elsenham
17th March 2008 Storm force of opposition to challenge BAA’s plans
11th March 2008 BAA planning application is an act of war
29th February 2008 SSE condemns false pollution data provided by BAA
21st February 2008 Winners and losers from proposed flight path changes
11th February 2008 Terry Waite and Zac Goldsmith join forces for SSE
31st January 2008 More ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ on Stansted new runway plans
30th January 2008 Cheap flights “Squeezing the life out of British tourism”
15th January 2008 Decision not to de-designate Stansted Airport
24th December 2007 2007 – A year of encouragement for SSE – less so for BAA
12th December 2007 Stansted posts slump in passengers as jobs fears mount
10th December 2007 March for action on Climate Change
26th November 2007 Playing politics and high finance with people’s lives
21st November 2007 Cheap Flights cause another record Trade Deficit
19th October 2007 Stansted Public Inquiry – “Refusal” is the only logical outcome
24th September 2007 Road and rail issues in the spotlight at Stansted Inquiry
19th September 2007 Support the British Economy – Stop Stansted Expansion
18th September 2007 Union picketing “a throwback to a bygone age”
15th September 2007 It’s humanity’s back yard – not BAA’s, says Will Self
13th September 2007 Local MP to give evidence at Stansted Airport Inquiry
21st August 2007 Stansted Public Inquiry resumes 4 September
20th August 2007 Will Self to lead SSE Runway Ramble
9th August 2007 Competition Commission statement on BAA
3rd August 2007 “Trickery, deceit and manipulation”
21st July 2007 Inuit Leader to give evidence at Stansted Public Inquiry
17th July 2007 “No basis for BAA’s economic claims” Inquiry Inspector told
13th July 2007 Start of SSE evidence to Public Inquiry
30th May 2007 Opening salvos fired as Stansted Public Inquiry opens
30th March 2007 BAA referral to Competition Commission marks beginning of the end
21st March 2007 SSE condemns BAA’s eleventh-hour attempt to prevent proper examination of its Stansted expansion plans
13th March 2007 Cheap flights take priority over saving the planet
5th March 2007 Pre-Inquiry meeting into airport expansion
27th February 2007 Road and rail issues relating to second Stansted runway
11th February 2007 Chancellor urged to close APD loopholes
4th February 2007 Think Global – Act Local
30th January 2007 Ferrovial’s plans for Stansted ‘Belligerent and Irresponsible’
26th January 2007 Announcement on proposed second Stantsed runway
15th January 2007 SSE to hold Third Community Conference
14th December 2006 Forget Climate Change – Let’s Fly!
13th December 2006 Airport expansion plans to be based on meaningless Emissions Trading Scheme
12th December 2006 OFT to refer BAA to Competition Commission
6th December 2006 Chancellor has still not grasped scale of problem
4th December 2006 Paying same old piper to play same old tunes
2nd December 2006 Appeal fund launched to fight airport expansion
29th November 2006 SSE calls upon BAA to respect democratic decision
27th November 2006 Runway expansion decision expected to block BAA’s Stansted plans
21st November 2006 Council set to refuse airport planning application
20th November 2006 Climate crisis moves Stansted centre stage
14th November 2006 Air travel produces record balance of payments deficit
11th November 2006 Cheap flights – Poor need not apply
9th November 2006 Stansted passengers take to the roads as rail use tumbles
5th November 2006 “Cheap flights cost the earth”
4th November 2006 BAA to face challenge in European Court of Human Rights
9th October 2006 Sir Monty, fearless spokesman for SPURT, says:
28th September 2006 Concerns mount over Council’s position on airport expansion
25th September 2006 Uttlesford Planning Committee to feel expansion heat
8th September 2006 Don’t delay decision, SSE urges Council
10th August 2006 BAA Health Impact Assessment is worthless, says SSE
30th July 2006 BAA agrees to correct misleading Property Pack information
25th July 2006 Government concedes on night flights numbers cap
17th July 2006 SSE Exposes ‘Lies and Deception’ in BAA Planning Application
7th July 2006 Airport expansion update meeting
27th June 2006 SSE endorses call for aviation policy rethink
7th June 2006 SSE responds to Government’s ‘Night Flying Restrictions’ proposals
6th June 2006 Bye Bye BAA
20th May 2006 Council faces first test on airport expansion
16th May 2006 Latest housing blight figures add weight to High Court case against BAA
6th May 2006 BAA announces further postponement of second runway plans
27th April 2006 Don’t be fooled by BAA’S claims on runway expansion
27th March 2006 Aircraft complaints made easier
13th March 2006 BAA Slammed for survey bias – again
9th March 2006 Government defeat on night flights welcomed
8th February 2006 Possible takeover bid for BAA
20th January 2006 Exposed – cynical charade by BAA and its consultants
13th January 2006 The runway that nobody wants
31st December 2005 Airport campaign group gaining ground as tide turns against BAA
29th December 2005 Major public meeting to oppose second runway plans
21st December 2005 Poor stay grounded as rich fly high
14th December 2005 Government promise on airport compensation cast aside
9th December 2005 Second runway plans spell environmental disaster
8th December 2005 High Court hearing for Takeley Parish Council airport blight challenge
7th December 2005 Press Briefing following BAA’s announcement on proposed second runway siting
29th November 2005 Parliamentary support for those affected by airport blight
28th November 2005 Aviation Minister briefed on ‘Stansted Carport’
7th November 2005 Lords battle over new Civil Aviation Bill
1st November 2005 Regional Plan is “unsound and unsustainable”
25th October 2005 United call for Government action on night flights
10th October 2005 Rally against proposals for more night flights
7th October 2005 How much did you pay for this rubbish, BAA?
28th September 2005 Controlling aviation’s impact on Climate Change
19th September 2005 Tim Yeo MP and SSE to join South Suffolk update meeting
18th September 2005 SSE to attend Labour Party Conference
17th September 2005 SSE wins prize for best float at Dunmow Carnival
6th September 2005 Challenge aircraft night noise plans now before its too late
3rd September 2005 Homeowners and iIndustry to pay price of aviation pollution
23rd August 2005 Cost of airport blight now exceeds £600 million
5th August 2005 Rapid growth in air travel is unsustainable – economically and environmentally
15th July 2005 Stansted viability under spotlight at BAA AGM
12th July 2005 Revealed: Plans to play down second runway impacts
1st July 2005 MPs demand airports watchdog
19th June 2005 Candour of BAA Directors questioned over Stansted Airport
11th June 2005 SSE chief recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
10th June 2005 Government condemned as night flight disturbance continues
6th June 2005 Averting the expansion threat is strong and real
21st May 2005 Airport communities stand firmly united – unlike the aviation industry
18th May 2005 Further doubts over second Stansted runway
3rd May 2005 BAA trims Stansted investment plans
26th April 2005 SSE tells council to demand the full truth from BAA
14th March 2005 Takeley renews claim for Judicial Review of airport compensation scheme
2nd March 2005 BAA Spin lambasted by council leader at SSE meeting
18th February 2005 Stansted expansion plans thrown into confusion
31st January 2005 Stansted campaigners warn against any complacency in airport fight
30th January 2005 “Show ’em the Yellow Card!”
25th January 2005 BAA slur condemned by Takeley Parish Council
18th January 2005 BAA shareholders should have say on investment plans
10th January 2005 Stop Stansted Expansion to hold major Community Conference
2nd January 2005 BAA the target of legal action over expansion blight
20th December 2004 High drama in airports High Court case
16th December 2004 SSE celebrates “A year of spectacular achievement”
8th March 2004 Aviation White Paper faces High Court challenge
27th February 2004 Campaigners unite to call for ban on night flights
6th February 2004 Threatened communities unite to fight BAA
28th January 2004 SSE slams BAA’s minimalist, cost-saving approach
26th January 2004 SSE acts to mobilise local opposition in three counties
20th January 2004 Grim message from BAA – a plague on all your houses
8th January 2004 Put your cards on the table BAA – and let battle commence!
Put your cards on the table BAA – and let battle commence
17th December 2002 Resolve to fight on in the New Year
16th December 2002 CBI response on airport expansion slammed by Stansted campaigners
10th December 2002 Stansted campaign group warns of further challenge
29th November 2002 Victory in the High Court – but the fight against Stansted expansion goes on
26th November 2002 High Court ruling on Government’s air transport consultation
23rd November 2002 South East unites to tell Prime Minister to think again on airport expansion plans
18th November 2002 Commuters will pay the price for Stansted expansion
8th November 2002 Businesses underestimate the Stansted issues
29th October 2002 Government withholding airport expansion documents
28th October 2002 Jamie Oliver writes to Darling to oppose Stansted plans
24th October 2002 Judicial review on airports consultation sought by Stansted
10th October 2002 Jumbo Jets to be lured to Stansted
7th October 2002 Jamie Oliver joins Stop Stansted Expansion campaign
4th October 2002 Vote ‘NO’ to expansion – but tell the Government why
3rd October 2002 228,000 extra cars to travel daily to Stansted Airport
23rd September 2002 Government fails to comply with its own code in air transport consultation
20th September 2002 Stop Stansted Expansion schools project
14th September 2002 Campaign well under way
13th September 2002 Response to 25 million passengers per annum approval by Uttlesford District Council
12th September 2002 Write today and send Darling a message he can’t ignore
11th September 2002 Be a “Meldrew”
9th September 2002 New maps reveal the true level of devastation promised by airport development
5th August 2002 New campaign group formed

Campaigning against proposals to expand Stansted Airport