Braintree district: Businesses say Stansted expansion will be good for trade

Artists' impression of expanded four runway Stansted Airport by Make Architects

Artists' impression of expanded four runway Stansted Airport by Make Architects

First published in News

Businesses and residents hope the proposed expansion of Stansted Airport will bring extra jobs and trade to the Braintree area.

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced a new study will investigate whether the Essex airport could handle four runways.

Mr Johnson is known to favour a “super airport” in the Thames Estuary to boost the region’s air capacity, but it is now believed he considers the expansion of Stansted into a four-runway hub to be a realistic alternative.

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