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Bristol Airport to expand

  • by JW

and to “push ahead with its multi-million-pound plans for net zero operations by 2030.”


Earlier today, Bristol Airport was given the go-ahead to increase capacity:

Campaigners have been appealing against the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to allow the expansion. North Somerset Council rejected the expansion in 2020 on environmental grounds but that decision was later overruled by the government agency. Expansion would see the airport increase its capacity from ten million to 12 million passengers per year. Campaigners have said they are “extremely disappointed” after Tuesday’s hearing result but have said they are already planning on challenging the ruling. A spokesperson for the airport said: “Bristol Airport welcomes the High Court Judge’s decision to dismiss the claim and uphold the planning permission to increase Bristol Airport’s capacity”. Bristol Airport expansion granted at High Court – BBC News


Business leaders are generally supportive – whilst the airport authorities are upbeat about emissions:

Bristol Airport said sustainability was “at the heart” of their expansion proposals and it would now push ahead with its multi-million-pound plans for net zero operations by 2030, alongside its work with partners in the region on the development of zero emission flight. Bristol Airport expansion gets go-ahead as High Court appeal dismissed – Business Live

Campaigners are determined to ‘fight on and appeal’:

According to Greenpeace, 15% of the UK’s climate impact already comes from aviation. Meanwhile, the government predicts that passenger numbers will rise to 313 million in 2030. The increase in the release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases doesn’t bear thinking about. Climate activists take action as Bristol airport expansion gets the go-ahead – Canary

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