Stansted to reclaim costs from Uttlesford council due to winning…

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Stansted to reclaim costs from Uttlesford council due to winning…

Stansted to reclaim costs from Uttlesford council due to winning its expansion planning appeal
2021-05-30 10:04:00
Stansted Airport intends to reclaim “hundreds of thousands of pounds” from Uttlesford District Council (UDC), after it won its appeal over expansion plans – against the council’s refusal.  In January 2020 UDC had rejected proposals to increase Stansted’s passenger cap from 35  to 43 million per year. The officers had recommended approval of proposals. An inquiry by the Planning Inspectorate found “overwhelmingly in favour of the grant of planning permission”.  Uttlesford is a small council, which should not have to bear vast costs, in order to try to prevent harm to its local residents.  Stansted already has permission to increase capacity from 28 million to 35 million annual passengers.  .Tweet     Stansted Airport to reclaim expansion appeal costs from council 28.5.2021 (BBC) Stansted Airport will look to reclaim “hundreds of thousands of pounds” from a council after it won its appeal over expansion plans. Uttlesford District Council last year rejected proposals to increase the Essex airport’s passenger cap to 43 million a year. It was against the advice of officers who recommended approval of proposals. An inquiry by the Planning Inspectorate found “overwhelmingly in favour of the grant of planning permission”. A spokesman for Uttlesford District Council said: “We acknowledge the inspectors’ decisions, although are of course disappointed. “We will need to take advice on the justification given for the respective decisions, including consulting with counsel, before commenting further.” Stansted Airport’s managing director Steve Griffiths said: “It’s clear from the public inquiry and inspectors’ report that this should have been approved by the council planning committee. “It shouldn’t have gone this far.” The council had originally approved

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