Our support base

SAW has some 7,500 members and registered online supporters including about 150 special interest and environmental organisations, parish and town councils and other communities threatened by airport expansion.

Every local MP supported our stance in opposing a second runway at Stansted, as too did almost all the key county and district councils in the East of England region.

The plans for a second Stansted runway have been shelved – at least for the time being – but if these plans were ever to re-emerge, SAW would immediately re-establish Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) to provide a powerful focus for an intensive campaign to deal with that threat. We would again seek to mobilise the widest possible coalition to oppose any plans for a second runway at Stansted.  The experience of the past provides a blueprint for the future.

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