Bristol Airport Expansion latest

  • North Somerset Council voted against Bristol Airport's application to expand.

  • Bristol Airport lodged an appeal, despite clear National Climate Change Emergency targets.

  • Bristol Airport submitted new evidence - an Addendum to the Environmental Statement and associated documents. 

  • This addendum required a new planning application 20/P/2896/APPCON before the very costly appeal. 

  • This meant that everyone had to respond AGAIN.

  • We feel your planning fatigue. Please don't give up! NSCouncil need your support.

  • Deadline for comments to the Planning Inspectorate 22 February 2021 

  • CALRAG statement to the Planning Inspectorate 

Click here to go direct to Planning Inspectorate website.

Enter the Appeal No. APP/D0121/W/20/3259234
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  • Original objections to further airport expansion still stand.

  • There is nothing in the new documents to change my view.

  • Existing permit of 10 million passengers per annum (MPPA) has not been reached.  

  • Expansion = many more night flights.

  • Contrary to National Climate Change targets.  UK's Independent Climate Advisors have recently stated that there should be no net airport expansion if the country is to meet its goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

  • Total disregard for health and wellbeing of local people.

  • No mass transit between Bristol city and the Airport

  • Current consent for Bristol Airport to expand contains a condition that the airport build and have in operation, a second multi-storey car park and Public Transport Interchange THIS HAS NOT HAPPENED.

  • Takes passengers away from other regional airports causing more road use.  Excellent train connection to Heathrow.

  • New 'blot on the landscape' building demonstrates total disregard for the rural landscape particularly the Mendip Hills AONB.  It is currently advertised 'For Rent'.  NSC expressed concerns but under Permitted Development Rights cannot take an action. 

  • Airport is owned by the Canadian Teachers Pension Fund - their beneficiaries have no idea.

  • EMPLOYMENT:  Drop of approx 7% in employment  predicted in the Bristol Airport's own Environmental Report - not associated with the pandemic.

JOB DONE  Now relax - you have made your voice heard to the Inspectors!  Thank you.


MORE FACTS: Stop Bristol Airport Expansion's Fact Sheets  

Don Davies, Leader of North Somerset Council:

‘What the Committee has considered is that the detrimental effect of the expansion of the Airport on this area and the wider impact on the environment outweighs the narrower benefits to Airport expansion …..'  

Bristol City Council AND Bath & North East Somerset Council have opposed this proposed airport expansion.