Bristol Airport planning approval must be called in for public inquiry
Airport’s planning application.
Somerset councillors chose to ignore this, the 5,000 plus objections, opposition
by both Bristol and B&NES councils, and the real impacts of the airport’s
expansion on local communities and the wider environment. It is clear that there
is no current valid policy on which this decision was based, and it is open to
are two things to do that would really help.
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the impacts on the green belt and climate change. He can either allow the council
to go ahead and issue its decision or ‘call in’ the application and have a public
inquiry. We are pushing hard for a ‘call-in’ and again urgently ask for your help.
Communities and Local Government at:
Planning & Housing Delivery Team at:
of the development within the Green Belt. Bristol airport plan to build a car
park of 12.3 hectares/acres that will also be highly visible from the Mendip Hills
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
due to issues related to the national interest: specifically Climate Change, which
North Somerset Council has not yet considered in full in relation to the recent
Heathrow Court Ruling. The decision taken by North Somerset taken has also omitted to take into consideration
findings from the Committee on Climate Change and the true price of carbon.
of the 2003 White Paper.
Heathrow airport must include issues relating to Climate change. Bristol Airport’s
expansion plans are based on the same out-of-date 2003 Air Transport White Paper
used to justify Heathrow’s third runway. However the High Court ruling showed
that the Air Transport White Paper is no longer sufficient grounds to support
outdated 2003 Air Transport White Paper and the draft Regional Spatial Strategy
which is no longer in use.
developments on aviation are in place. These policies should take account of the
latest findings on climate change and noise and health guidance from the World
Health Organisation. The tourism deficit (which was £15.5 billion in 2009 and
£20.5 billion in 2008) should also be included as a cost to the UK caused by aviation.
there is no alternative but to call in this application.
we need a new and policy that really works to deliver integrated transport within