Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport is a successful airport. It has an existing permission dating back to 2011 to increase passenger numbers to 10 million passengers a year. The airport now wants to increase this to 12 million… with a masterplan to move towards 19 million over the next 25 years. Expansion on this scale is incompatible with the action we need to take in the face of a climate emergency.

  • The airport flight path particularly impacts residents in Claverham and those who live at the southern end of Yatton. I am opposed to the expansion of Bristol Airport beyond 10 million passengers a year.
  • I will work with others committed to striking a fairer deal with the airport so that they take responsibility for their environmental impact – this includes noise reduction, not just mitigation.

We all need to take some personal responsibility, too. We should be flying less, not more. Of course, we can still have a holiday – 70 per cent of flights are taken by 15 per cent of people.

Flights taken:

  • 2019: 1
  • 2018: 0
  • 2017: 1

A group of school students from North Somerset have made a video film appealing directly to teachers in the Ontario region in Canada to take a hard look at the environmental and social impact of their pension fund investment in Bristol Airport. Bristol Airport is owned and run by the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.