HC Deb 19 February 1968 vol 759 cc1-2
Mr. Kirk

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I beg to ask leave to present a Petition from the. Borough Council of Saffron Walden in the County of Essex concerning the decision of Her Majesty's Government to site the third London airport at Stansted.

The Petition sets out that this decision was taken …"notwithstanding the advice and findings of the Inspector appointed by Her Majesty's Government to hold a public local inquiry into local objections to the proposed development of land at Stansted and the weight of local and national opinion against the proposal. The Petition states that the carrying into effect of these intentions would result in disastrous consequences to the life of the villages in the County of Essex and asks that Her Majesty's Government …may be called upon to examine afresh its policy far national airports, to consider other alternative sites for the third London air- port and to refrain from granting planning permission for the development of the airport at Stansted until this has been done and a final decision can be taken in the context of an overall national airports policy. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever Pray. To lie upon the Table.

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