2 February 2020

Urgent: take action on Bristol Airport Expansion

Expansion of Bristol Airport – Council decision imminent


Report published

An officers' report on the planning application to expandPhoto of Bristol airport Bristol Airport has been published on North Somerset Council’s website.

Planning and Regulatory Committee to consider it on Monday 10th February

The report will be considered at a special meeting of the council’s Planning and Regulatory Committee on Monday 10 February. The meeting will start at 6pm and take place at the Town Hall in Weston-super-Mare.

Public can attend – come early

Capacity at the Town Hall is limited to 80 places for those wishing to attend the meeting. If everyone wanting to attend can’t be accommodated in the council chamber, another room will be made available with a camera and audio feed from the meeting. Please look at the Council’s website to see details of security measures for attendees.

Proceedings will be streamed

In recognition of the amount of public interest, the council has arranged for the meeting to be live streamed at  so people can watch it in the comfort of their own homes.

Make a comment and/or write to members of the Planning and Regulatory Committee - legal advice indicates that 'it is open lawfully to the Planning Committee to refuse permission'

Currently it is not too late to make a comment on the North Somerset Council website, but this may close soon. Members of the Planning and Regulatory Committee are listed here and their email addresses are listed here. The legal advice demonstrates clear reasons to justify refusal. 

Join NSGP members for a vigil on the day

A three-day vigil is being held outside Weston Town Hall from Saturday 8th February onwards. This is organised by Extinction Rebellion and other campaign groups. Representatives of NSGP will be there at 4pm on the day itself, with their banner, so please join us. Please note that this is a vigil, not a demonstration. The intention is for us to show our opposition to the expansion, but not to shout slogans or to harangue the Planning and Regulatory Committee members. 

Keenly interested in this issue? Can you help?

Even if the Council rejects this application, Bristol Airport will inevitably appeal. We urgently need a member who could act as a liaison between NSGP, the Council and protest groups. You would need to keep up-to-date on key issues and be able to provide short briefings. If this would suit you, please get in touch with David Clegg, our Local Party Coordinator.












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