Campaigners take to the skies to show opposition to Bristol Airport expansion

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 July 2019

Campainers oppossing the planned Bristol Airport expansion congregated at Wrington Recreation Ground Picture:Charlotte Perkins

Campainers oppossing the planned Bristol Airport expansion congregated at Wrington Recreation Ground Picture:Charlotte Perkins

Charlotte Perkins

Campaigners have shown their opposition to Bristol Airport's expansion plans.

More than 400 villagers from Wrington, Winscombe, Winsford, and Felton, as well as campaigners from Clevedon, and Portishead posed for the drone shot taken at Wrington Recreation Ground, on Friday.

The picture was taken in response to a YouGov poll commissioned by the airport, with a sample size of 271, which was submitted as evidence that the majority of people in North Somerset backed the expansion.

Wrington Parish Council chairman, Jill Rawlins, said: "Thousands of ordinary locals objected to the plans which would affect 'wide areas of the South West."

Protest organiser, Sean Joyce, said: "If the proposal to expand the airport from 10 to 12 million, and then to 20 million passengers per year, goes ahead, it will increase air, traffic and noise pollution in the area."

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