Mission Statement

Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) was established in 2002  in response to the Government’s consultation on expanding UK airports and, particularly, to address the threat posed by expansion plans for Stansted Airport subsequently defined in the Air Transport White Paper in December 2003.

Our objective is to contain the development of Stansted Airport within sustainable limits and, in this way, to protect the quality of life of residents over wide areas of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk, to preserve our heritage and to protect the natural environment.

Our parent organisation, the North West Essex and East Herts Preservation Association (NWEEHPA), was founded in 1965 in response to a similar expansion threat and successfully defeated expansion proposals during the decades that followed. SSE operates as a working group of NWEEHPA.


Campaigning to ensure Stansted Airport's authorised operations stay below harmful limits