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Halstead: Stansted expansion would disrupt residents, council hears
9:00am Sunday 27th October 2013 in News
Residents in the Halstead area are unlikely to support the expansion of Stansted Airport, a councillor has stated.
Braintree Council debated the future of the region’s air capacity during a meeting held last Monday.
Councillors backed an Essex County Council (ECC) report which argued it was “unrealistic” to create a four-runway super hub at the site.
Iona Parker, councillor for Yeldham, said: “Residents in the north of the district unfortunately live under the flight path for both Stansted and Luton.
“I really believe in the north in particular there will be a really strong opposition to a second runway at Stansted.
“The huge increase in flights this would bring would have a devastating impact on the tranquility of the rural north.”
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