Birmingham Airport runway extension plans approved
in favour of local business leaders last night as planning bosses said they were
poised to approve the scheme.
constraints which must be agreed at a later meeting.
106 agreement, which will contain constraints on noise pollution and protection
of the environment, met their approval.
work has been done and we are mindful that we had to take into account the views
of the airport as well as the views of residents. "I think the council have succeeded
in what they set out to achieve in that we were looking out for the residents
through a proper 106 agreement, but we also had to consider the needs of the Airport
and the business sector.
application will be approved."
they say will increase economic prospects and job creation in the region.
to compete on the ‘global stage.’
the runway was not like Stanstead or Heathrow, it was something for local people.
"We are not talking about Stanstead or Heathrow," he said. "We are talking about
an extension and we should see it in that context. "This is a global opportunity
that brings us connectivity but it does not just bring the West Midlands to the
world, it brings the world to the West Midlands.
that take climate change into account. "I would urge you to pass a resolution
to take this to full council. More people should look at this in a full open
and transparent manner.
about the growth of passenger numbers.
economic growth to the West Midlands. He also said the aviation industry was
operating at a loss. He said: "This application asks you to weigh the economic
and environmental benefits against each other.