LONDON Stansted Airport has revealed it is to host several more community feedback events to update local residents on revised proposals for future growth.
Following the summer events, where residents’ views were gathered on plans to raise the number of passengers that can be served each year, airport staff will provide local people the opportunity to raise questions about how they intend to grow responsibility and make sue of the current capacity.
Currently, 26 million passengers use the airport every year but with the limit set to 35 million passengers per annum by a planning cap, Stansted Airport are seeking to raise the cap to 43 million passengers per annum to enable it to met growth over the next decade.
Paul Willis, London Stansted Airport’s Transformation Director, stated, ‘Our consultation events over the summer were attended by over 700 people and provided us with invaluable feedback on our responsible growth.’
He continued, ‘Whilst there was wide community support for the benefits that growth would bring, residents are concerned about the proposal to increase the number of flights. We have listened carefully to those concerns and made changes to our plans so growth can be met.’
Events can be found on November 21 at Stansted Airport, November 23 at Bishop Stortford and December 1st at Great Dunmow.
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