29th July 2020

SSE renews call for Airport to accept planning refusal

In an email sent yesterday, Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) congratulated Steve Griffiths on his appointment as Managing Director of Stansted Airport, but urged him to listen to the local community and to reconsider the Airport’s proposed appeal against the unanimous rejection of its planning application by Uttlesford District Council.

In the email SSE’s Chairman, Peter Sanders, said an appeal would be costly and time-consuming for all parties at a time when they are hard pressed by other important issues.

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The wording of the letter sent to Steve Griffiths is as follows:-

Dear Mr Griffiths,

On behalf of Stop Stansted Expansion, may I congratulate you on your appointment as Managing Director.

I also take this opportunity to express the hope that you will be more responsive to the local community than STAL’s former CEO. In particular I urge you not to proceed with the proposed appeal against Uttlesford District Council’s unanimous decision to reject MAG’s planning application to increase the throughput of passengers and planes on the existing runway. Such an appeal would inevitably be costly and time-consuming for all parties at a time when they are hard pressed by other important issues.

Yours sincerely,                                 

Peter Sanders,

Chairman, Stop Stansted Expansion”                                                                             

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