Bristol Airport to benefit from changes to central Government policy
PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:15 20 June 2018
Changes to central Government policy on runways will benefit the South West’s leading airport.
Bristol Airport has welcomed the Government’s confirmation of its support for airports throughout the UK making best use of their runways.
The policy follows a consultation last year as part of the Government’s development of its aviation strategy.
A document details how airports should address ‘environmental issues such as noise, air quality, and carbon emissions’ among other policies.
Simon Earles, planning and sustainability director at the airport, said: “By providing clear policy support for airports with plans for sustainable growth, the Government has given support to regions like the South West where demand for air travel is forecast to increase.
“The next challenge is to deliver better connections to the road and rail networks.”
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