The Stop Stansted Expansion group say that they are "relieved" that Stansted Airport has not been shortlisted as a potential site for expansion in today's Airports Commission interim report.
"We are obviously greatly relieved that Stansted is not on the shortlist.
The environmental consequences of even one extra runway would have been catastrophic and the fact is that there has never been a viable business case for any extra runways at Stansted.
The airport currently operates at less than half of its potential capacity.
We must now show solidarity with the communities around Heathrow and Gatwick and support their efforts in resisting the threat that they now face."
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