17th December 2013
Stansted not on Shortlist
SSE reaction to Airports Commission’ decision
We are obviously greatly relieved that Stansted is not on the shortlist. The environmental consequences of even one extra runway would have been catastrophic and the fact is that there has never been a viable business case for any extra runways at Stansted. The airport currently operates at less than half of its potential capacity.
We must now show solidarity with the communities around Heathrow and Gatwick and support their efforts in resisting the threat that they now face.
SSE expects to issue further press comment this afternoon, after Sir Howard Davies’s presentation in London and the opportunity to consider his interim report in more detail.
Attribution: Brian Ross, Economics Adviser, Stop Stansted Expansion