Stansted’s suitability as London’s third airport considered again – archive, 23 Feb 1968

Stansted’s suitability as London’s third airport considered again – archive, 23 Feb 1968

23 February 1968: The embarrassment believed to be felt in Whitehall about poor cost-benefit studies of Stansted may have made the excuse for a rethinking a welcome one

More than two years after the original public inquiry into Stansted’s suitability as London’s third airport began, the Government yesterday announced that the whole matter is to be reconsidered at a fresh inquiry.

Stansted will again be considered as a possible site for the airport – and many of the objectors who cheered yesterday’s reprieve said they would accept its choice again following a full consideration of all alternatives. But feeling seems to be swinging towards Foulness as the best situation.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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