Bristol Airport expansion (for 2 mppa more) public inquiry to…

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Bristol Airport expansion (for 2 mppa more) public inquiry to…

Bristol Airport expansion (for 2 mppa more) public inquiry to will start on July 20th, for 10 weeks
2021-07-09 10:42:00
The expansion plans would see passenger numbers grow from 10 million to 12 million a year.  The public inquiry into the expansion plans is due to start on July 20 and last 10 weeks. The airport appealed against a decision by North Somerset Council last year to reject its expansion plans. Bristol City Council has also opposed the expansion with North Somerset Council saying it will ‘robustly defend’ the appeal. The inquiry will be held in person and online, via Teams, though requests had been made for it to be online only, due to Covid. Campaigners say any expansion of the airport would lead to higher carbon emissions, congested roads and more plane noise. A number of campaign groups including the Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) , the Parish Councils Airport Association and Stop Bristol Airport Expansion (SBAE) are all set to give evidence at the inquiry. The Planning Inspectorate team will be led by Philip Ware. .Tweet   Bristol Airport expansion public inquiry to take place later this month By Heather Pickstock, North Somerset reporter (Bristol Live) 6 JUL 2021 The inquiry is expected to last 10 weeks A long awaited public inquiry to decide on major expansion plans for Bristol Airport will be held in person and online this month. The inquiry – to decide whether the airport can increase passenger numbers from 10 million to 12 million a year – is due to start on July 20 and last 10 weeks. The airport appealed against a decision by North Somerset Council last year to reject its expansion plans. Bristol City Council has also opposed the expansion, with North Somerset Council saying it will ‘robustly defend’ the appeal. Campaigners say any expansion of the airport would lead to congested roads, increased noise and more pollution from the proposed growth in flights. A number of campaign groups including the Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) , the Parish Councils Airport Association and Stop Bristol Airport Expansion are all set to give evidence at the inquiry. Inquiry inspectors have agreed the inquiry will be a ‘blended’ event and involve a mix of people present in person to give evidence as well as participants joining remotely via Microsoft Teams. The blended even

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