On a chilly evening in mid-December, and following a short publicity campaign of flyers and posters attached to telegraph poles, a group of people from villages surrounding Bristol Airport met to discuss the Airport’s application to North Somerset Council to expand by 50%. The organisers expected perhaps a dozen people to attend the event in Redhill village hall. In fact nearly 100 people came from Butcombe, Felton, Winford, Regil, Redhill, Wrington, Lower Langford and Blagdon.
The strength of feeling was clear – a tide of anger and frustration that the Canadian owners of the Airport have embarked on predatory expansion at the expense of the health and well-being of neighbouring communities and the wider region.
THIS IS A GLOCAL (both global and local) CAMPAIGN. The Stop Bristol Airport Expansion alliance has two aims: 1. to persuade North Somerset Council to reject the Bristol Airport planning application 2. to persuade the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan, which owns the Airport, to abandon plans for short-term expansion and adopt a plan for sustainable growth.
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