A district council has made an improved offer of £2.05m to Stansted Airport to cover its legal costs following a battle in the High Court.
The international airport won an appeal against Uttlesford District Council in 2021, allowing it to increase passenger capacity to 43 million per year.
The airport, in Essex, rejected the council's previous offer of £1.4m.
Stansted Airport said "we welcome this positive step forward by Uttlesford District Council".
The offer, which included £50,000 in interest, was voted through by councillors at a meeting on Thursday night.