Bristol Airport decision still in balance
have welcomed North Somerset Council’s (NSC) move last night to delay making a
decision on the proposals, saying that the final outcome remains uncertain and
there is still everything to play for.
thing in referring the BIA planning application to a more senior planning committee
as district councillors made it very clear that the application still has many
serious unresolved issues.
planning policies and that there is a vacuum in NSC’s planning policies to support BIA’s plans
of the discussion which suggested that turning down the application could lose
money offered by BIA for traffic improvements.
not yet been made and we still have everything to play for. There are still major issues to be resolved such as a lack of coherent Council
to be more interested in gaining funds than properly weighing up the impacts of
the airport’s expansion. Councillors should be focusing on the impacts and not
on any financial incentives from the airport.”"
that would allow it to park cars on green belt land and that the alternatives
have not been properly examined.
with other local businesses, BIA could easily preserve green belt land by using
the space for car parks, which should also be double decked as was originally
Bristol Airport decision delay gives us hope, says campaigners
delay a final decision on the scheme was “fantastic”.
£150 million expansion plans were pleased that no decision was made.
they are discussed again in
the airport, in Wrington. She spoke at the start of last night’s meeting and afterwards
she said: “I think the decision made tonight still gives us hope.
be a new group and new eyes looking at it.
to approve it.
think they have looked properly at the planning policy.
difficult position with the greenbelt – it will be a very damaging decision for
protects the residents of North Somerset.
be protected before everything else.
like to see more debate.”
Airport Association, representing 24 parishes.
on the planning gains and money that would come with the expansion. I will be
back for the next stage of the debate. We have not lost anything at all tonight.
This is a really positive result.
to go ahead. But now we move forward.”
Delay In Approving Bristol Airport Plans
Thursday, March 4th 2010
it’s now up to the planning committee.
their £150m expansion plans get the green light.
– were expected to give it the final go ahead last night.
full planning committe to now make the decision.
got more time to campaign