We believe that the main planning application for the expansion of
Bristol International Airport (BIA) will be submitted before Christmas,
maybe as early as the start of
We will only have 3 weeks to object to the plans so we need
to prepare for it now. We will again be distributing a large number of
leaflets by post, door-to-door, on stalls and in the street and we will
need volunteers to help with this process. If you can help by
distributing 200 leaflets in your own area (which should take around an
hour) then please contact us at em...@stopbia.com
and tell us your name, the best way to contact you (phone or email
details) and the postcode / streets where you can distribute leaflets.
Last time we managed to get 5250 responses (versus 250 from the
airport) and managed to change the council's mind. This time we want to
do even better.
If you can't put leaflets around, then please consider a small
donation to help us pay for the leaflets, postage and other costs.
find out how.
For those who have lost track of developments, BIA has increased from 4
million passengers in 2004 to 6.6million today and aims to hit 10
million by 2016. The departing planes emitted more carbon dioxide in
2005 than all the cars in Bristol, and the planned passenger increase
will cancel out a major part of local reductions in emissions from all
other sectors. Most passengers get to the airport by car - so this
generates even more pollution, congestion and loss of green belt to car
parks, as well as making life hell in several nearby villages. And all
of this for very dubious economic benefits - in 2007 the passengers
increased by 300,000 but there were no extra jobs, and as most of the
passengers are Brits outbound on holiday this generates a tourism
deficit of £500m per year and growing. At a time of climate, oil and
financial crises it makes little sense to expand airports.
If you want to find out more about Stop Bristol Airport Expansion,
please visit www.stopbia.com