Stansted Gains Government Backing to Double Capacity.
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 1999--
See BBB. plc, the UK-based airport company, announced that the Government today moved to eliminate the last obstacle to doubling the capacity of Stansted Airport, when the Transport Minister recommended to Parliament a major increase in passenger movements for the airport.
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London's transport forms the hub of the road, rail and air networks in the United Kingdom. , announced that the Government was recommending increasing the permitted level of passenger air transport movements (PATMs) to 185,000 annually. This will replace the current limit of 120,000 PATMs and represents an increase from 8 million passengers a year to around 15 million.
The recommendation follows extensive public consultation by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR DETR Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
DETR Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (UK)
DETR Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation ).
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"It is part of our strategy to spread the growing demand for air travel more equally across the three South East airports - Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. BAA invests over (pound)1 million per day in this country's airport infrastructure and plans to invest (pound)200 million to extend the current Stansted terminal to meet demand."
London Stansted grew 35.4% in the last financial year and BAA plans to start building early next year, creating 1,000 or so jobs every year as the airport grows. The extension will double the size of the current terminal, in keeping with the original Sir Norman Foster design.
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PATM Performance-Based Air Traffic Management is the take-off or landing of a commercial passenger
aircraft and London Stansted is the only UK airport to have such a
limit set for it by Parliament.
- The limit was originally put in place to ensure the airport did
not grow beyond about 8 million passengers a year to give the
local planning authorities A Local Planning Authority is the local authority or council that is empowered by law to exercise planning functions for a particular area of the United Kingdom.
The authority is often the local Borough or District Council. time to make provision for the airport
at about 15 million passengers per annum Per annum
Yearly. , which has been
- Detailed planning consent to develop London Stansted's terminal to
handle a capacity of about 15 million passengers a year has
already been granted by Uttlesford District Council.