Building for the future
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 www.stanstedairport.com/developmentplan
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.
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