Southampton Airport extended runway plans to be…

Southampton Airport extended runway plans to be debated on 17th December
2020-11-09 12:15:00
Plans to expand Southampton Airport runway will be considered by Eastleigh Council on 17th December. The airport wants to extend its runway by 164m (538ft) and extend the existing long stay car park to provide an additional 600 spaces. The proposals will be scrutinised at a special meeting of the Eastleigh Local Area Committee. The airport has recently submitted more details of the plans to the council. These include the possibility for the authority to propose a maximum noise cap on the airport. Local opposition group Airport Expansion Opposition (AXO) continue to campaign against the plans. As well as the carbon emissions, they fear that new government policy could mean that there would be no noise cap in the future. The airport claims the longer runway is necessary, to keep airport staff employed, as the longer runway would allow larger Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 planes, for holiday destinations in southern Europe. The airport hopes the extended runway could be ready by 2022.  The public consultation will close on November 15. Nearby Winchester Council has said it is still likely to object to the plans, and the recently updated information do not overcome their concerns about the noise impact. .Tweet   Southampton Airport runway plans to be discussed in December By Maria Zaccaro @MariaDailyEchoLocal Democracy Reporter  (Southampton Daily Echo) 5th November 2020 CONTROVERSIAL plans to expand Southampton Airport runway will be discussed in December. After months of consultation and controversy, plans to expand the runway by 164m (538ft) will be considered on December 17. The plans are also for the extension of the existing long stay car park to the east and wes


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