On 7th November 2017 the Polish government approved a plan to build a new mega-airport, called Poland Central Airport or New Central Polish Airport. The location was confirmed to be near Stanisławów village, in Baranów, a rural gmina (administrative district) between Warsaw, Poland’s capital city, and Łódź, Poland’s third largest city and a former textile manufacturing hub. A new airport on a site between Warsaw and Łódź, had been the subject of debate since 2006. A 30 square kilometre site is earmarked for the airport, within a larger project area of 66.2 square kilometres. The area allocated for the new airport is characterized by villages and small parcels of cultivated land. Stanisławów, Baranów and several other villages stand to be affected. Baranów is a small village with its church spire jutting above apple and pear groves.