Bristol Airport submitted plans to expand in 2018 which was turned down by North Somerset Council (NSC) in February this year; they have now announced that they will appeal against this refusal.
Their plans would mean an extra 23,600 flights and two million passengers a year (as well as an extra 10,000 car movements a day). This would also mean a further one million tonnes of carbon would be emitted annually (this is equavalent to the whole of North Somerset’s annual emissions for the whole county). All this at a time of climate and ecological emergency.
Our position is that this airport expansion (and the 20 plus others that are planned) are not legally compliant with the Climate Change Act, The Paris Agreement and the Government’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 and because of this MUST BE LEGALLY STOPPED.
We have started a crowdfunder as we gather our legal team together. More information can be found HERE.