Residents for Uttlesford (R4U) is disappointed in the approval of a large-scale expansion of Stansted Airport, and calls on the Secretary of State to reverse the decision so that the UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget law emission targets can be met.
Dan Starr continued “All over the world we’ve seen people-power stepping in where governments fail in their obligations to protect our planet. At Residents for Uttlesford we fully support the decision made by the vast majority of Uttlesford District Councillors from all parties who voted to do just that with respect to this damaging expansion. It was always going to be a challenge for any new UDC administration to overturn the poison-pill that was the prior approval granted by the previous Conservative administration, but it was important to do so.”
Dan Starr concluded “We believe that green-lighting both the Stansted and recent Heathrow expansions prevents the government from meeting its legal obligations under the UK’s Sixth Carbon Budget law; and undermines its credibility for hosting the COP26 Climate Change summit in Glasgow. We shall now urge UDC to write to the Secretary of State to ask that the decision be reversed, as was recently done for a proposed coal mine in Cumbria. It is time that the government put our environment first.”