London Stansted Airport has completed a community consultation programme and adjusted its sustainable development plan which will streamline airport expansion over the next decade and maximise infrastructure potential.
Airport management has published its Sustainable Development Plan (SDP) setting out how the airport will be developed over the next 10-15 years to make use of the existing single runway.
Stansted is the UK’s fastest growing major airport, serving over 20 million passengers a year. The airport has the capacity to more than double its current throughput to around 40-45 million passengers a year within the existing airport boundary and approved environmental limits.
Making use of Stansted’s spare capacity also has the potential to generate an extra 10,000 on-site jobs and £4.6 billion in additional economic activity.
Addressing concerns of communities and businesses, changes to the Sustainable Development Plan have been made, including: development of robust business cases to secure investment in transport infrastructure including the West Anglia Mainline, A120 and M11; transparency in noise pollution reporting and mitigation; extension to MAG apprenticeship programmes; and improved employment and education programmes.