DfT and MHCLG both reject application to have Stansted expansion…

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DfT and MHCLG both reject application to have Stansted expansion…

DfT and MHCLG both reject application to have Stansted expansion called in
2021-05-26 11:59:00
There was a Planning Inquiry from January to March, into the rejection by Uttlesford council of the application by Stansted airport to increase its annual air passenger cap from 35 million passengers, to 43 mppa. Local campaign, Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) asked the government (two departments) to call in the application, for consideration by government, rather than just by Uttlesford District Council. Now SSE has received letters from both the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and the Department for Transport, refusing the request for a call in. The MHCLG said “the Secretary of State has carefully considered your request but has decided in this case not to issue a direction for joint determination under s266 of the 1990 Act. The jurisdiction of the case therefore remains with the appointed planning Inspectors, and the Planning Inspectorate will inform you of a decision in due course.” Grant Shapps (DfT) said that “the application is not of sufficient scale or significance to justify a direction. I will therefore not be making a direction in relation to this appeal.” SSE said they were unsurprised, and concerned that this may set a bad precedent for appeals by other airports, where the planned increase in  annual passengers is lower than that at Stansted. .Tweet   Letter from Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government From: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 3rd Floor Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street London Tel: 0303 444 3594 Email:[email protected] www.gov.uk/mhclg   To Mr Peter Sanders Chairman Stop Stansted Expansion Via e-mail: [email protected] Our Ref: Your Ref: Date:  26 May 2021 Dear Mr Sanders, Planning Appeal APP/C1570/W/20/3256619 Further to your letter of 23 April addressed to the Secretary of State, I refer to your request to issue a direction for joint determination under section 266 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, in respect of the above appeal. Joint determination would be for the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Secretary of State for Transport. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has carefully considered your request but has decided in this case not to issue a direction for joint determination under s266 of the 1990 Act. The jurisdiction of the case therefore remains with the appointed planning Inspectors, and the Planning Inspectorate will inform you of a decision in due course. I understand that the Secretary of State for Transport is considering your request and will respond directly to you. As with a previous request for consideration of a direction made by the Manchester Airport Group, I will share a copy of this letter with the Planning Inspectorate for dissemination to interested parties. Yours sincerely, Andrew Lynch Andrew Lynch Decision Officer, Plnning Casework Unit (sic) . Letter from Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, Grant Shapps From the Secretary of State The Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR Tel: 0300 330 3000 E-Mail: [email protected] Web site: www.gov.uk/dft To Peter Sanders Chairman Stop Stansted Expansion PO Box 311 Takeley Bishop’s Stortford Herts CM22 6PY 26 May 2021 Dear Peter, Request under section 266 of the Town and Country Planning Act1990 relating to planning appeal APP/C1570/W/20/3256619 Appeal of the decision by U

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