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Council approves Stansted airport expansion plan

Stansted wins vote over passenger increase Credit: PA Images

Plans for Stansted Airport to raise the current cap of 35 million passengers a year to 43 million have been approved by Uttlesford District Council.

The vote was a close affair with the chairman of the planning committee having the casting vote.

Though the Government will need to ratify the decision of the council, a process which could take several months.