Council objects to Bristol airport plan
Council of being swayed by “emotional” arguments over the fate of their plans
to double its size.
10 million in the next eight years, rests with North Somerset Council.
ignore their advice, and have put forward a series of suggested conditions about
road improvements, noise and night flights.
Dem, Bathwick), who said: “The expansion of airports is incompatible with attempts
to cut carbon emissions. Indeed, it goes against common sense to imagine that
Bristol International Airport can double its emissions over the next 10 years
but that carbon emissions overall can be reduced in line with Government targets.
by 90 per cent by 2050 for the aviation industry to continue to grow.
there should be no increase in night flights, and it will ask the neighbouring
authority to commission research into the noise impact of expansion on the Bath
are to be applauded for seeing sense over the airport’s expansion plans. Climate
change is the greatest threat facing the modern world, and dealing with its consequences
will have a huge cost for the economy.
plans, it is time the airport withdrew its application and cut back its plans
so that it can fit in with economic and environmental realities.”
discussion at the B&NES Council meeting centred on emotional arguments relating
to aviation’s contribution to climate change. It ignored the recommendations
of the Bath and North East Somerset planning officers and representatives of the
tourism industry and business community in Bath.
will enable it to meet the challenging target of reducing emissions from flying
to 2005 levels by 2050 against a background of a threefold increase in passenger
will undertake a more thorough and proper analysis of the application before reaching
its conclusion. We are also confident North Somerset will put much more weight
on the employment, economic and tourism benefits generated by the airport in their