Deep breath... it's not often you get to say this in the struggle... good news! North Somerset Council today voted to reject Bristol Airport's expansion plans. It's a major barrier in the path of airport expansion. But the fight isn't over. But the plans are one step closer to the bin.... WOOHOOO GREAT WORK EVERYONE!
To: North Somerset County Council
Stop Bristol Airport expansion!
We demand North Somerset Council refuse planning permission to Bristol Airport's expansion plans.
Why is this important?
Bristol Airport has a new planning application for a 50% expansion and a 59% increase* in their climate-changing carbon emissions. This would mean big impacts locally in Chew Valley, North Somerset and South Bristol. But there's still time to stop it: we have time to object to the planning application.
The scale of their expansion proposal is alarming. It would mean 97,000 flights per year - one every three minutes. This includes 4000 night flights, leading to incessant noise and disruption of sleep. As well as more congestion, pollution and parking spaces approved on green belt land.
Our planet needs protecting against the dangerous effects of climate change, but Bristol Airport’s plans fly in the face of this. The expansion would be irresponsible as it would put both our climate and local community at risk.
* Based on 2017 data. (link will be added soon)
How it will be delivered
We'll deliver the signatures by e-mail shortly before the planning application comment deadline.