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Stansted car parking ‘safer than illegal alternatives’

Stansted car parking 'safer than illegal alternatives'

Holidaymakers looking for cheap flights to keep the cost of their holidays down this summer shouldn’t scrimp on car park costs.

That is according to Stansted Airport, which has stated that its official facilities are the only ones for the airport that have been approved by Essex Police.

Julia Gregory, head of transport planning and policy at Stansted, explained that the airport’s official parking is accredited to the Park Mark safety and security standards.

"It’s the only place passengers should book to guarantee the safest car park option before jetting away," she said.

Her comments come after a Which Car magazine report highlighted the dangers of using unofficial car park operators.

Graham Stubbs, deputy divisional commander at Stansted Airport, added that Essex Police is "thoroughly committed" to the Park Mark scheme, which is an official initiative of the UK police.

Meanwhile, BAA Heathrow is planning to introduce a new parking enforcement scheme in its short stay car parks to reduce congestion, improve traffic flow around terminals and cut down on dangerous parking.