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 would appear to be 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 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.
- I am in favour of a frequent flyer levy.
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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.