Essex LIVE - Charlie Ridler

A major international airport has accepted an Essex council's offer of over £2million to cover its legal fees, in the wake of a dispute over its expansion. Stansted Airport won an appeal against Uttlesford District Council last year over its bid to increase passenger numbers to 43 million a year. According to a spokesperson, the airport has accepted an “all in” offer of £2.1m.

The council was ordered to cover the airport’s legal costs after the appeal and voted to offer £1.4m in June 2022. This was rejected by the airport earlier this month. At a meeting on October 13, it voted to make two new offers of £2.05m, including £50,000 interest, and a second “all in” offer of £2.1m.

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