Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make said: "We can confirm that Make has submitted its proposals for expanding Stansted Airport into a four runway hub to the Airports Commission. Our multi-disciplinary team has undertaken detailed studies – along with widespread stakeholder consultation - to confirm that Stansted could viably be expanded to cater for the anticipated rise in air travel and meet the UKs economic, environmental and social needs and maintain the UKs global hub status. This is a crucial decision for Britain and one that will affect the economic competitiveness of the nation for the next century."

"We believe our submission represents one of the most deliverable, affordable solutions and provide wider benefits to the UK than many of the more London-centric options. Regardless of the final decision, we are hugely proud of all the work our team has put in to get us to this position and of our input into the debate surrounding the UKs future aviation strategy."

View the final proposal - A strategic vision for Stansted: The new hub of choice