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Uttlesford Council reject Stansted Expansion Plan

I am a happy blogger this morning.

Uttlesford District Council have rejected BAA’s planning application to increase passenger numbers to 35m a year. Apparently the impact of expansion on climate change and the local environment had concerned councillors.¬†

For my part my major concern was the impact on Hatfield Forest and its wildlife. The Forest is the subject of major noise and other pollution at present  and this was sure to rise. The forest is a vital habitat for wildlife and for local people.
I suspect that central government will eventually override the council but around of applause to them for doing the right thing.