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Bristol local campaigners feel betrayed by Bristol Airport approval by the Planning Inspectorate
2022-02-03 09:50:00
Despite huge opposition to the plans to expand Bristol airport, from a cap of 10 million annual passengers to 12 million, the plan was approved by the Planning Inspectorate on 2nd February, after an appeal by the airport to refusal by North Somerset Council. Residents and campaigners say that this decision flies in the face of the evidence that was presented to the inquiry by climate experts and local residents. It means about 20,000 more annual flights.  It also makes a mockery of the planning decision taken locally by North Somerset Council and the expressed opinions of the local MPs and surrounding councils. The voices of some 8,900 people who objected in writing to the proposals and the many thousands more who marched in solidarity against the plans has also been ignored in what is a terrible blow to local democracy and accountability.  The expansion would result in hugely more CO2 (at a time of climate crisis), more noise, more car journeys and road congestion. Stephen Clarke from Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) said: ” It means that the airport and the planning inspectorate have totally ignored the climate crisis we are currently in.” .Tweet   LOCAL CAMPAIGNERS FEEL BETRAYED BY BRISTOL AIRPORT DECISION 3rd February 2022 From the Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) The people in the region who are concerned about the environment were dismayed to hear that Bristol Airport’s plans to expand by two million passengers a year have been approved by the planning inspectorate after the recent three-month appeal inquiry in Weston-super-Mare. Residents and campaigners are saying that this decision really flies in the face of the evidence that was presented to the inquiry by climate experts and local residents. It also makes a mockery of the planning decision taken locally by North Somerset Council and the expressed opinions of the local MPs and surrounding councils. The voices of some 8,900 people who objected in writing to the proposals and the many thousands more who marched in solidarity against the plans has also been ignored in what is a terrible blow to local democracy and accountability. So what does this decision mean? Stephen Clarke from Bristol Airport Action Network (BAA

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