Enhanced consultation arrangements for Stansted Airport application

Enhanced consultation arrangements have been put in place in relation to the Stansted Airport planning application.

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Enhanced consultation arrangements have been put in place in relation to the Stansted Airport planning application.

Uttlesford District Council's Planning Committee was due to determine the planning application - which seeks to raise the current cap on the number of passengers the airport is permitted to serve from 35 million passengers per annum (mppa) to 43mppa - at a special meeting on 17 October. It has now been agreed to move this to Wednesday 14 November.

This will enable the additional public speaking sessions to take place in the context of officers' published assessment of the proposals. These will now be taking place, on:

  • Tuesday 6 November- 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday 7 November- 2-5pm
  • Wednesday 7 November- 6-9pm

These sessions will allow members of the public more opportunity to express their views on the application directly to representatives of the Planning Committee. They are not an official Planning Committee meeting; all elected committee members have been invited to attend and listen to the comments made. A supplementary report for the Committee, summarising the supplementary representations, will be prepared by officers on the matters raised during the public speaking.

Like Planning Committee meetings, the sessions will also be recorded and broadcast live through www.audiominutes.com/udc.

Each public speaking session will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Each slot is for 3 minutes, mirroring Planning Committee rules. People can only register to speak once, and cannot register multiple people in that request.

To register to speak at one of the additional public speaking sessions please email stanstedairportplanningapplication@uttlesford.gov.uk or call the council on 01799 510468, during opening hours, with the following details:

  • What day you would like to speak on, or don't mind
  • Your preferred public speaking session (morning on 6 November; afternoon or evening on 7 November)
  • Whether you support or object to the proposals, or would like the opportunity to just comment
  • Whether you would like to speak on a specific item or make general points
  • Whether you are representing yourself or a group
  • Your contact details

The closing date to request a slot is noon on Monday 5 November.

You can also register to speak at Planning Committee, but a very limited number of slots are available. Please use the same contacts as for the public speaking sessions. You will be asked whether you will express support or objection to the proposals. Registration to speak at the Planning Committee closes at 2pm on Tuesday 6 November, but you should do so as early as possible.

9 October 2018