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Council welcome airport report

Politics / Tue 17th Dec 2013 am31 11:00am

ESSEX County Council has welcomed the report by the Davies Commission today as a clear reflection of the views expressed in this year’s county council submission report called “Flights of Fancy”.

Following the release of the Davies Commission Report today, Leader of Essex County Council Councillor David Finch said:

“The report today echoes exactly what we said in our “Flights of Fancy” submission to Sir Howard Davies this year:

We said that a four runway super airport at Stansted was unviable and unwanted. Davies has listened to us.

We said that the Boris Island options should not be on the shortlist. Davies has listened to us and we maintain that a mega hub in the Thames is vastly expensive and is not viable.

We said that a second runway at Stansted may be inevitable but not for decades. Davies has listened to us.

Stansted airport is an important part of not just the Essex economy but the East of England too. We are lucky enough to have in both Stansted and Southend two well-run airports that provide jobs and skills to the county. I want to see that continue and I share Stansted’s ambitions to increase passenger and freight numbers.”

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