Things are hotting up at Bristol International Airport
“walkway” more than 4 times as long as the existing terminal under permitted development rights
(the same rights that allow people to make minor alterations to their house without
this huge development would increase capacity and have significant environmental
impacts, and was an attempt to avoid proper planning controls.
even more arcane judgment called a CLOPUD (Certificate of Lawful Proposed Use
or Development) which would allow them to build the walkway without fear of enforcement
action from the council.
a say, and would allow the airport to expand without ever stating what impacts
it would have upon the environment.
system. They are encouraging people to write in to North Somerset Council, to
express their dissatisfaction. They suggest making the points that this is an
attempt to side-step planning controls; it ignores a clear decision made by councillors;
it is not covered
by any envionmental assessment and yet will have significant impacts; and that
the walkway is clearly part of the full expansion and should therefore be applied
for as part of the planning process for the full expansion.
be submitted before Christmas, maybe as early as the start of November.
Bristol Airport Expansioin (SBAE) urgently need local support to prevent its
uncontrolled expansion. SBAE is asking local people to help with their campaign,
both by writing to the council, and helping deliver leaflets. Details are on SBAE’s