5th May 2010

Airport warehouse 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. This was despite a recommendation from officers to approve BAA’s proposals.

Having taken account of all the evidence submitted by BAA, plus objections by SSE, parish councils and members of the public, the Committee 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

  • 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.

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