Planning appeal - Stansted Airport

Core documents and appeal details for the Stansted Airport Ltd (STAL) application for development at Stansted Airport.

 

Court challenge to airport planning appeal decisions

Uttlesford District Council sought to judicially review the validity of the Planning Inspectorate's decisions relating to the Stansted Airport expansion plans.

Decision

On 1 October 2021 the Honourable Mrs Justice Lang DBE made a decision to reject the council's application for permission to apply for a Planning Statutory Review.

Icon for pdf Notification of the Judge’s decision on the application for permission to apply for Planning Statutory Review (CPR PD 8C) [108.43KB]

A report setting out the details, options, analysis and the chief executive's recommendation on how to proceed, has been added as an additional item to the Council meeting on 5 October. In order to allow sufficient time for debate on the matter the meeting will be adjourned after the normal business of the meeting has been concluded, and then reconvened on Wednesday 6 October.

We have issued a press release on the decision with further details and information for anyone who wishes to speak at the meeting.

Documents

Icon for pdf Sealed form N208PC [496.22KB]

Icon for pdf Statement of Facts and Grounds [10.3MB]

Icon for pdf Claim documents, including policy documents [20.82MB]

Statutory materials and case law [34.39MB]

Icon for pdf List of essential documents in addition to the Statement of Facts and Grounds [297.42KB]

Responses

Icon for pdf Judicial Review Acknowledgement of Service filed on behalf of The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [1.9MB]

Icon for pdf Judicial Review Acknowledgement of Service filed on behalf of Stansted Airport Limited [2.24MB]

Icon for pdf Documents to support the summary grounds of defence of Stansted Airport Limited [15.95MB]

Icon for pdf Letter, dated 29 July 2021, from North Somerset Council supporting the claim [13.81MB]

Icon for pdf Summary grounds in support of the claim on behalf of Bristol Airport Action Network Committee Coordinators and Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport [827.49KB]

Icon for pdf Summary grounds in support of the claim on behalf of the Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport [245.31KB] (additional details may be found as part of the Icon for pdf joint claim with Bristol Airport Action Network Committee Coordinators [827.49KB])

Icon for pdf Summary grounds in support of the claim on behalf of Stop Stansted Expansion [2.91MB]
 

Correspondence following the decision

On 7 June 2021, the Leader of the Council, Cllr John Lodge, wrote to the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing and to the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport, about the appeal decision.

Icon for pdf Letter from the Leader of the Council to the Secretary of State for Housing and the Secretary of State for Transport [344.58KB]
 

Inquiry

The inquiry ran from Tuesday 12 January until Friday 12 March 2021.

Decision

The panel of inspectors appointed by the Secretary of State has decided that the appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for airfield works.

Icon for pdf Appeal decision letter - Appeal Ref: APP/C1570/W/20/3256619 [444.55KB]

Icon for pdf Costs decision letter - Appeal Ref: APP/C1570/W/20/3256619 [133.99KB]

Details of the appeal and decision on the Planning Casework Portal.
 

Documents

Full details of the appeal, information about the inquiry and the venue, the programme for the inquiry, core documents and inquiry documents can be found on the dedicated inquiry website.

Stansted Airport Inquiry website

Additional documents: submission on costs

Stansted Airport Limited has made an application for a full award of costs against Uttlesford District Council.

Stansted Airport Limited submission

Icon for pdf Stansted Airport Limited's (the appellant) submission on costs [237.72KB]

Uttlesford District Council response

Icon for pdf Submissions on behalf of Uttlesford District Council in response to a costs claim made by Stansted Airport Limited on 12 March 2021 [679.81KB]

Bundle of documents in support of Icon for pdf Uttlesford District Council's response to the appellant's cost application [2.02MB].

Icon for pdf Index of authorities referred to in Uttlesford District Council's response to the costs application [5.81MB]

Stansted Airport Limited response

Icon for pdf Appellant's final reply to Uttlesford District Council's response on costs dated 9 April 2021 [396.95KB]

Additional documents: submissions relating to carbon emissions

These submissions are made by the parties at the invitation of the Panel (email dated 23 April 2021) in response to the government's announcement on carbon emissions within the UK's 6th Carbon Budget (6CB, 2033-2037).

Further submissions on behalf of Uttlesford District Council relating to carbon emissions

Icon for pdf Further submissions on behalf of Stansted Airport Limited relating to carbon emissions [730.13KB]

Icon for pdf Further submissions on behalf of Uttlesford District Council relating to carbon emissions [249.15KB]

Icon for pdf Further submissions on behalf of Stop Stansted Expansion relating to carbon emissions [393.0KB]

Additional documents: request that a direction be made by the Secretary of State

Stop Stansted Expansion wrote to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Secretary of State for Transport to request a joint direction be made to determine the appeal. The Secretary of State for Transport replied on 26 May 2021.

Icon for pdf Letter to Stop Stansted Expansion from the Secretary of State for Transport [147.53KB] in relation to the request made under section 266 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
 

Application

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.

You can find full details of the application and all of the associated documents on our planning application system. To find the application, search using the reference UTT/18/0460/FUL

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Appeal

You can find details of this appeal on the Appeals Casework Portal. This appeal has been given the reference APP/C1570/W/20/3256619.  To find this case on the portal you will need to enter the seven digit reference number: 3256619

 Search for the appeal
 

Planning Inspectorate documents

Icon for pdf Case Management Conference Summary Note [157.51KB]
 

Statements of Case

Stansted Airport Ltd (STAL)

Icon for pdf Stansted Airport Ltd (STAL) Statement of Case part 1 [655.41KB]

Icon for pdf Stansted Airport Ltd (STAL) Statement of Case part 2 [7.11MB]

Icon for pdf Stansted Airport Ltd (STAL) Statement of Case part 3 [4.58MB]

Stop Stansted Expansion

Icon for pdf Stop Stansted Expansion Statement of Case [336.26KB]

Uttlesford District Council

Icon for pdf Uttlesford District Council Statement of Case [4.5MB]

Amended Environmental Statement

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

 


Additional information

Stansted Airport planning appeal - frequently asked questions

Icon for pdf Planning Inspectorate Privacy Notice Amendment for Appeal Ref: 3256619 (Stansted Airport) [55.74KB]

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