Following feedback at the consultation events in July 2017, we’ve listened to the local community and adapted our proposals. To find out more visit one of our feedback events:

Tuesday 21st November 2017,
       4pm until 8pm

Radisson Blu, Waltham Close, Stansted Airport, CM24 1PP
Free parking is available at the hotel, on registering at the event.
Thursday 23rd November 2017,
       4pm until 8pm

St Michael’s Church, 1 Windhill, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2ND
Friday 1st December 2017,
       4pm until 8pm

Talberd Room, Foakes Hall, Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DG

Our plan is to:
  • Provide more flights to more places by making best use of our runway
  • Invest in new facilities to improve the passenger experience
  • Unlock economic growth and create more local jobs and apprenticeships
  • Operate in a cleaner, quieter and smarter way
  • Maintain our number one position for public transport usage
  • Ensure the local community and businesses benefit from our success

In our 2015 Sustainable Development Plan, we laid out plans to make the full and efficient use of the capacity on our existing single runway. We consulted publicly on this plan, the final version of which is available to view at

Over the summer 2017 we held an extensive consultation with local communities, during which residents’ views were sought on plans to raise the cap on the number of passengers that can be served each year.

Following the public consultation, we have carefully considered your feedback and adapted our plans. Our revised proposals show how the airport’s growth over the next decade can be achieved without increasing either the number of flights that are currently permitted to operate each year or the size of the airport’s approved noise ‘footprint’.

Therefore, Stansted will now apply to raise the cap to 43mppa to enable it to meet forecast growth over the next decade. The revised proposal represents a smaller increase in passenger numbers than originally proposed (44.5mppa) and will enable growth to be met without increasing the number of aircraft movements that are currently permitted to operate each year.

Stansted is one of the most important airports in the country. We have the best European network in the UK, serving more than 40 countries and 190 destinations and are the third biggest cargo airport connecting local businesses with the global marketplace. Our vision is to make best use of our runway in the most sustainable and responsible way, maximising the benefits for everyone.

This is all part of the plan for Stansted and the future of the region, providing long term certainty for the local community, our airlines and business partners. You can help create more choices for passengers, attract new businesses and opportunities and provide great career chances for our young people by telling us what you think about our plans.

To download a copy of the exhibition boards from our consultation events, please click here
You can view more videos on our YouTube channel here.

Express Set Down
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New technical college
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Airport community fund
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Find out more about our vision, read answers to FAQs and find out more about our work in the community.

November 2017 Newsletter
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July 2017 Events
To download a copy of the exhibition boards from the consultation events we held in July 2017, please click here
Find out more about our vision, and our work in the community
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