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Bristol Airport appeals refusal of expansion plans

Sophie Spencer
By Sophie Spencer
28th September 2020

Bristol Airport has submitted its appeal against North Somerset Council’s decision to refuse its planning application to increase capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per year. It’s arguing that refusal was contrary to the recommendation of the council’s own planning officers.

We’re working to support the Parish Council Airport’s Association on this issue, and our New Economics Foundation Report of last year still holds true, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, that the basic economic case for the expansion is unsound, and that growth should not be allowed for climate emergency reasons.

The decision will be made by an independent planning inspector or, if the appeal is recovered, by the Government.

The ‘Stop Bristol Airport’ community campaign group has a crowd funder to to raise funds  to challenge the airport’s appeal. There are now only days to go to donate, and you can contribute using the green button below.

Donate to ‘Stop Bristol Airport’ community campaign