Here’s an insight from Wales into the wider political context of Bristol Airport’s application for expansion. The Stop Bristol Airport Expansion
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By Amanda CameronLocal democracy reporter 05:00, 22 FEB 2019 (Image: Steve Roberts) Bristol Airport should be stopped from expanding to help North
Open Letter to John Penrose, MP for Weston
We are pleased to note that you have asked the Secretary of State to ‘call in’ the Airport planning application [Note 1].
However there are some serious misrepresentations and omissions in your letter:
You will also be aware that there are serious concerns about the competence of North Somerset Council to take a properly considered decision on this complex application. There are also doubts about whether the Council’s decision will be the result of a fair and unbiased examination of all the arguments for and against the application.
Finally, there are also strong arguments to support the view that expansion of the airport at this time are premature because of the current fluidity of key policy frameworks at local and national levels. It is difficult to know why haste is the driving force when common sense suggests that Airport growth to 2040 should be calibrated to increased provision of public transport, the geo-social limitations of the site, and the introduction of new technologies such as low-emission, ‘whispering’ aircraft.
The Stop Bristol Airport Expansion team