Alan Dean

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I have been silent for a couple of weeks. Two weeks ago I was in Cappadocia in Turkey. One morning we were out by 5 a.m. for a balloon flight at moon-set & sunrise over the strange landscape of that area; of eroded volcanic rock pock-marked with ancient houses and churches. You can see my […]

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Stansted Airport not on Davies Commission Shortlist

by Alan Dean on 17 December, 2013

Howard Davies’ commission’s shortlist for runway expansion in the south-east does not include Stansted. He has just published his interim report. The shortlist of three options has two at Heathrow and one at Gatwick. Heathrow could get a new runway to the north-west of the present airport or the doubling of the length of one of the […]

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BAA is dead. Stansted Airport has been sold to the Manchester Airport Group. The UK’s third largest airport has gone full circle from public sector to private sector and now back to the public sector, or at least to a company in which local authorithave are part owners, I believe. My main concern is that […]

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Credit is due to several Tory MPs who stand by their commitments and principles. Zac Goldsmith, the MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston thows down a challenge to his leader, David Cameron, in this http://t.co/qqITRP2e Guardian article over what could be called election-thin commitments on a third runway at Heathrow – and against extra runways at […]

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Today’s “Evening Standard” says that Boris Johnson is backing a second runway at Stansted Airport. Maybe he hasn’t yet heard of SSE – Stop Stansted Expansion! Read the article here: http://t.co/jbR0UDH6

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