Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting BWT to 80360 or you can email us »
Braintree: Airport expansion could create 261,000 jobs
9:14am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
A hub airport at Stansted could see as many as 261,000 jobs created, but a council is arguing that such an expansion would be too disruptive.
Creating a second runway at Stansted is one of the options being considered by a Government-sponsored commission to boost Britain’s air capacity, which could in turn give the Braintree area an enormous job boost.
But Essex County Council (ECC) has urged the commission to “get real” and focus on more realistic and affordable options.
The ECC report states the belief the population of Braintree district would increase by 16 per cent if a Stansted super hub was created.
Comments are closed on this article.