Bristol Airport’s appeal (against North Somerset Council’s decision to reject its expansion plans back in Feb 2020) eventually got under way before a panel of three Inspectors on 20 July at Weston-super-Mare Town Hall. The inquiry is scheduled to run for about 40 days between 20th July – 15th October, broken into three periods (20 July-13 Aug; 31 Aug-17 Sept; 28 Sept-15 Oct) with the decision and final report published some weeks later. The time of daily sitting will normally be 10.00-5.00 exception Monday (no sitting) and Friday (ends 3.30).
The order in which the key issues will be discussed is across the weeks is:
Planning issues and balance
The related CPO will be heard last.
The Inquiry is is available in real time and catch-up on Youtube (Search: ‘Youtube Bristol Airport Planning inquiry’) The opening morning is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF5Uio4WZWU. Follow links for subsequent sessions.
Documentation, including transcripts and case evidence, is updated regularly at: https://gateleyhamer-pi.com/en-gb/bristol-airport/library-documents/inq-docs/
Our co-campaigners, the excellent Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN), are running information and updates on the Inquiry at: www.bristolairportactionnetwork.wordpress.com/2021/07/01/inquiry-on-bristol-airports-expansion-plans-july-october-2021/