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Stansted: Residents angry after Essex highways contractors remove 'No Airport Parking' sign from street





Residents and councillors in Stansted have slammed Essex Highways for removing street signage aimed at deterring airport fly parking.

Homeowners in Diary Lane – where the sign provided by Stansted Airport in conjunction with Stansted members of Uttlesford District Council (UDC) was placed on a lamppost – are furious that their road has been left vulnerable once again to nuisance parkers.

The sign was taken away by contractors working for Essex County Council (ECC) in mid-March.

A sign in Maitland Road, Stansted. Pic: Vikki Lince
A sign in Maitland Road, Stansted. Pic: Vikki Lince

Uttlesford district councillor Ayub Khan (Stansted South & Birchanger) said that residents were furious and he had received no word from ECC as to why the sign had been removed or if it would be replaced.

"These are not resident-made signs, they're proper signage and Essex has given no response as to why they've done it and given no response about whether they're going to replace it or not," he said.

"Residents were really happy to finally have the signage in Dairy Lane because, like other areas, they're hampered not only by airport fly parking but by commuter parking as well.

From left, Cllr Ayub Khan, Cllr Melvin Caton and resident Michael Wilson when signs were erected in Maitland Road, Stansted. Pic: Vikki Lince
From left, Cllr Ayub Khan, Cllr Melvin Caton and resident Michael Wilson when signs were erected in Maitland Road, Stansted. Pic: Vikki Lince

Dairy Lane is on the Elms Farm estate, close to Stansted Mountfitchet railway station. Nearby estates Mountfitchet Green and Forest Hall Park have also benefited from the signage.



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