Bristol Airport expansion plans unveiled
of a six-week pre-application consultation.
The airport is planning to extend the terminal building, provide additional car
parking and create new aircraft stands.
The expansion will enable it to handle 10 million passengers per year, compared
to just over 6 million in 2008.
Following consultation, the airport will submit a planning application to North
The airport’s chief executive officer Robert Sinclair said:
"This development will enable the airport to meet the growing demand for air
travel to and from the South West.
"Airports remain vital to economic prosperity and quality of life in the regions
"Environmental effects need to be balanced against these benefits – that’s why
we have carefully assessed the impacts of our proposals and brought forward a
range of mitigation measures to be considered along with our development proposals."
As part of a commitment to encourage use of public transport, a new public transport
interchange will be sited on top of a new multi-storey car park and linked to
the terminal by a covered pedestrian footbridge.
The consultation will run until March 6, with staffed exhibitions taking place
in the airport’s administration building today and tomorrow (Saturday).
From January 26 to March 6 the exhibition can be viewed between 9am and 5pm,
with feedback forms available.
By Bev Fearis
create 4,000 new jobs.
submit a planning application to North Somerset Council to expand the airport.
The proposals include extending the terminal building, providing more airport
car parking, and creating new aircraft stands.
March 6th in Bristol airport’s administration building. Feedback forms are available
enabling people to have their say about the development of the airport.
by the forecast increase in the number of passengers at Bristol. The airport says
the noise impact would be carefully managed and controlled by encouraging airlines
to operate quieter aircraft and imposing penalties on airlines which exceed agreed
the airport, with the exception of a small area to the south which would be used
for additional airport car parking.
to travel to the airport. Bristol airport wants to create a new public transport
interchange on top of a new multi-storey car park at the airport which would be
linked directly to the terminal by a covered pedestrian footbridge.
travel to and from the South West. The new facilities will make the airport better
for our passengers, allowing us to improve the service and range of flights available
to local business and leisure travellers. It will also help us attract tourists
directly into the region, supporting the local economy," says Bristol International
Airport chief executive officer, Robert Sinclair.
they serve. Environmental effects need to be balanced against these benefits –
that’s why we have carefully assessed the impacts of our proposals and brought
forward a range of mitigation measures to be considered along with our development
proposals. We look forward to discussing these plans with local people and working
with them to find a sustainable solution," Sinclair concludes.