Stansted protest group 'relieved at decison'

Campaign group Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) says BAA's decision to sell Stansted, will allow them to 'breathe a little easier'

We are pleased with this outcome. Historically the expansion of Stansted has been cross-subsidised by Heathrow. This type of cross-subsidisation will not be an option in future and that means we can all breathe a little easier.

...Our hope is that with a new owner there will be an opportunity for genuine and meaningful dialogue based on maximising the local benefits of the airport and minimising its adverse impacts on the community.

– Brian Ross SSE economics adviser

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