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Stansted Airport planning application

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) application (UTT/18/0460/FUL) for development at Stansted Airport.

Stansted application updates

Stansted Airport planning application - Amended Environmental Statement

An Amended Environmental Statement has been issued by Stansted Airport Limited.


An appeal was submitted for the Stansted Airport Ltd (STAL) application for development at Stansted Airport.

Planning appeal - Stansted Airport

Extraordinary Planning Committee meeting 17 and 24 January 2020 

Plans to increase the passenger cap at Stansted Airport have been refused by the council's Planning Committee.

Special Planning Committee meetings considered matters relating to the Stansted Airport planning application. 

You can read all of the papers on our committee meetings pages:

Planning Committee meeting 17 January

Planning Committee meeting 24 January

MHCLG letter to Uttlesford District Council

Uttlesford District Council received confirmation that the Stansted Airport planning application will not be called in by the Secretary of State. In a letter sent on Wednesday (20 March), James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), confirmed that the council is the right body to approve the airport's planning application and has decided not to call it in.

MHCLG letter to Uttlesford District Council (PDF) [78KB]

Draft S106 Agreement

The draft S106 Agreement between Stansted Airport Ltd, the council as the local planning authority, Essex County Council as the local highway authority and the local authority for statutory education, and the Chargee has been updated.

 Stansted Airport s106 - schedule of amendments January 2020 [68KB]

 Stansted Airport s106 Agreement - draft 27 March 2019 with amendments 9 January 2020 [369KB]

Description of the proposal

Airfield works comprising two new taxiway links to the existing runway (a Rapid Access Taxiway and a Rapid Exit Taxiway), six additional remote aircraft stands adjacent Yankee taxiway); and three additional aircraft stands (extension of the Echo Apron) to enable combined airfield operations of 274,000 aircraft movements and a throughput of 43 million terminal passengers, in a 12-month calendar period.

Key documents

Important dates for the application

Comments made on the application

Press releases


Additional information

► Stansted Airport background 

► Manchester Airports Group

Countryside Protection Zone Study (LUC, 2016) (PDF) [8MB]

Stansted Airport Advisory Panel


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