The long-running saga of Bristol Airport’s expansion gets its appeal date to proceed; 20th July. The story so far is that Bristol Airport put in a planning application for an expansion to North Somerset Council, which rejected the expansion on the grounds of issues of climate, however the Airport appealed the rejection, forcing an appeal (which North Somerset Council has to spend cash defending) which is now happening. Here’s the info if you want to watch along;
The Inquiry is due to open at 10.00am on Tuesday 20 July 2021 and is currently estimated to be sitting for around 40 days.
We anticipate a high level of public interest in the inquiry, however the capacity of the venue is limited. Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures that remain in place it has been agreed with the Planning Inspectorate that members of the public are strongly encouraged to view the inquiry online and not attend in person. YouTube links to watch each session live will be available.
We’ve reported on this before – how the Mayor has been in support while Bristol council is against. But what is also ironic is that the airport is owned by a teachers’ pension fund in Canada, a country in the midst of a climate induced heat-wave;
I am sure @OTPPinfo have made the link that this extreme weather event that is killing dozens of people in Canada/N America is linked to the climate crisis. So as owners of @BristolAirport UK why are they appealing the decision that rejected its expansion?
— Bristol Airport Action Network – BAAN (@baancc) June 30, 2021