Stop Stansted Expansion demonstration at 2nd Runway Inquiry meeting
meeting this Monday, that would be great. Observers are welcome at the meeting
itself. Parking is available (free) at the Hilton – take the entry ticket to
reception before departure to get an exit token. The Campaign Office SSE 01279 870558
a ‘quick and dirty’ public inquiry into BAA’s planning application for a second
runway at Stansted Airport. Their protest is to take place as officials gather
for an Inquiry Programming Meeting this coming Monday, 19 January.
Hotel) with their own banners and placards to make clear to the inquiry Inspector,
Andrew Phillipson, that the Inquiry must not be rushed through and must be subject
to a thorough, fair and transparent process.
being reached based on superficial claims by the airport owner, BAA, and would
prevent members of the public and their representatives from properly participating
in the inquiry process. This would be both unfair and undemocratic and completely
unacceptable in view of the scale of what is being proposed – plans to make Stansted
bigger than Heathrow and any other airport in Europe today.
to emphasise that it’s not just those living in the immediate vicinity of Stansted
Airport who would suffer as a result of expansion, but those living even 50 miles
away who would be subject to significantly increased noise from overflying.
National Trust and Airlines Consultative Committee and, of course, BAA are amongst
the parties who will have a formal seat at the meeting (which starts at 10.30am)
to make clear their own views on the programming arrangements which are currently
in draft stage.
environmental groups are also expected to attend to ensure that the enormously
damaging climate change impacts of aviation are not overlooked.
are accessible online at:
meeting to provide comment as required. A copy of SSE’s letter and response to
the meeting notes are available from Carol Barbone on request (see contact details
below) or online at