15th January 2007

SSE to hold Third Community Conference

Preparations to counter BAA’s demands for expansion at Stansted will come under the spotlight on 4 February when Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) holds its third Community Conference.

Two hundred opponents of BAA’s proposals are expected to attend the half day event at the Stansted Hilton. The conference will be of interest to all who have concerns about BAA’s plans for the airport and the devastating impact they would have, especially those who want to gear up for the battles of the coming year.

The programme will cover recent progress and look forward to campaign and local council priorities, including the context for the ongoing fight. It will include consideration of the forthcoming public inquiry into expansion on the existing runway, due to start in the middle of the year, and proposals for the siting of a second runway which BAA expects to announce by the end of January.

Speakers will include Sir Alan Haselhurst MP and representatives from Uttlesford District Council (UDC) including Liberal Democrat Council Leader Cllr Mark Gayler, alongside members of SSE’s Executive Committee led by Campaign Chairman Peter Sanders. Conservative and Independent councillors from UDC will also take part in one of two question and answer sessions.

Council leaders and community representatives from across the region have already begun registering to attend, joining scores of campaign supporters including non-members of SSE who are playing an active role in their continued opposition to the unsustainable expansion of Stansted.

Entry to the Community Conference which is being sponsored by UDC is by advance ticket at £5 per person. Further information on booking and a full programme can be obtained from Coming Events or from the Campaign Office on 01279 870558.


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