Councillors ‘dismayed’ by potential environment impact of Bristol Airport expansion

PUBLISHED: 15:35 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:35 31 May 2019

An artist's impression of what Bristol Airport may look like in future.

An artist's impression of what Bristol Airport may look like in future.

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport’s expansion plan has been labelled as unsustainable by Yatton Parish Council.

The body on May 20 voted to object to the proposal to increase the airport's capacity so it can cater for 12 million passengers a year, rather than 10 million at present.

MORE: Concerns over Bristol Airport growth.

Parish councillors said major changes to the M5 and A38 would be required to cope.

Its resolution said: "The proposed improvements to the A38 within this application do not adequately address these issues and the public transport proposals are deemed to be aspirations that have no consequence or penalty should they not be achieved.

"This has already been demonstrated historically as the targets for public transport within the last master plan for 10 million passengers have still not been reached."

MORE: Park and ride planned near Weston-super-Mare for airport.

Parish councillors also were 'dismayed' at the potential environmental repercussions and objected to the idea of increasing the number of summer night-time flights.

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