Locals lose Stansted battle

Campaigners have lost their legal battle to prevent an increase in passengers using Stansted Airport, reports the Dunmow Broadcast & Recorder.

‘Stop Stansted Expansion’ was hoping to overturn the British Government’s decision to increase passenger numbers and flights, arguing that the government had ‘disregarded’ environmental and noise impacts when approving the expansion project.

But High Court judge, Sir Thane Forbes, dismissed the group’s challenge, saying its objections were “unjustified and without substance”. The protestors are now seeking to appeal.

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