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Bristol Airport has submitted its appeal against North Somerset Council’s decision to refuse its planning application to increase capacity from 10 million to 12 million passengers per year.

The decision to refuse the planning application was contrary to the recommendation of the Council’s own planning officers. The decision on the application will now move to a national level and will be made by an independent planning inspector or, if the appeal is recovered, by the Government. The plans to expand capacity at the airport will offer passengers more routes and flights from the South West directly, create jobs, facilitate inward investment and inbound tourism, and support greener and more sustainable, regional economic growth.

Bristol Airport have submitted an Environmental Statement (ES) Addendum to North Somerset Council. This provides an update in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and will inform the current planning appeal which has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate. The ES Addendum along with other documents (Economic Impact Assessment Addendum, Forecast Report and Parking Demand Study) are available to view and download on North Somerset Council’s website.

The documents can be found through visiting Search for a planning application | North Somerset Council (n-somerset.gov.uk), clicking on Search for a Planning Application, entering the reference 20/P/2896/APPCON and then clicking on the Documents tab. The deadline has closed.

Further information on the consultation can be found at Addendum to Environmental Statement | North Somerset Council (n-somerset.gov.uk).

Important update - Planning Appeal

An opportunity for you to have your say on our expansion proposals.

We are appealing the decision by North Somerset Council to reject the expansion plans – a decision taken against the advice of its own planning officers. Bristol Airport’s planning application sets out plans to expand capacity from the current limit of 10 million passengers per annum (mppa) to 12mppa. This includes extensions to the terminal, enhancements to airside infrastructure, additional parking, and improvements to road infrastructure.

There is now an opportunity for all people interested in Bristol Airport’s expansion to submit their views to the Planning Inspectorate before 22 February 2021.

The plans to expand capacity at the airport will offer passengers more routes and flights from the South West directly, create jobs, facilitate inward investment and inbound tourism, and support greener and more sustainable, regional economic growth to ensure the airport can continue to meet demand for air travel to and from the South West well into the next decade.

When submitting your comments:

Alternatively, comments can be sent direct to [email protected] quoting the appeal reference: APP/D0121/W/20/3259234.

Please note, if you do not want your personal details disclosed to other parties, you need to state this in your response, and these will be removed when shared.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 22nd February 2021.