We thought you might like to see the short video posted on YouTube by The Woodland Trust highlighting the threat to five ancient woods around Stansted, including Philipland Wood, which would be devastated by BAA’s second runway if it were to be built.

If you haven’t already written to register your objections, please do so now, before the closing deadline of 26 September: email planning@uttlesford.gov.uk or write to UDC (Planning), London Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4ER with ‘second runway’ as your reference. Two lines or 200 – it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you let the local authority know you object while you still can.

The Wilderness Foundation UK encourages open debate on all issues that threaten our natural landscape and heritage.