Uttlesford district councillors intend to "review" a Stansted Airport planning application which was "rushed through", after councillors made the bold decision to refer the matter back to planning committee, defying legal advice from council officers.
Stansted airport said it had to handle "a unique set of challenges" to ensure that the arrival of the American president and first lady ran smoothly as Air Force One touched down at the start of a state visit on Monday, June 3.
The leader of a residents' group which dramatically ousted the Conservative administration in the May local elections at the Essex district which is home to Stansted airport has hit out at what he believes was a flawed decision to back plans for its expansion, but said it couldn't be overturned by the council now.
The owners of Audley End Miniature Railway hope to build a new cafe and playground to help the attraction become financially sustainable following the loss of its creator and benefactor, Lord Braybrooke.
An extraordinary council meeting will take place on Thursday (April 25) to consider whether the final approval notice for Stansted Airport's planning application to increase passenger numbers should be delayed until after the upcoming local elections.