A message from Bristol Rising Tide – the campaign group objecting to Bristol Airport’s appeal.  Follow the link below to object to the planning application: 

Bristol Airport are up to no good again. Despite the groundswell of opposition to expansion, Bristol Airport are appealling North Somerset Council’s rejection of planning permission.

Expanding Bristol Airport would generate a million tonnes of extra CO2 equivalent every single year – that’s 50% of Bristol’s total current carbon emissions. 

Both the Mayor of Bristol and the regional Metro Mayor are currently supporting the Airport expansion. The whole thing is pants. But if we stand firm there’s a good chance Bristol Airport lose their appeal and expansion gets put to bed once and for all.

It’s time to object – yes, again!

You can read and object to Bristol Airport’s revised plans on the North Somerset Council planning portal here by searching for reference number 20/P/2896/APPCON. The appeal will be handled by the Planning Inspectorate (a national government agency) but North Somerset Council say they will pass on all new comments received. The appeal process will begin on 6th January so get your objections in by then!

Tell Bristol’s leaders to get their climate act together

Both Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees and Metro Mayor Tim Bowles stand against public opposition, the environment and North Somerset Council in support of the airport’s expansion. Now’s a good time to drop them a line suggesting they change their mind. Here’s their e-mail addresses if you fancy dropping them a few lines of your mind:

Mayor@westofengland-ca.gov.uk or Tweet @MayorTimBowles

mayor@bristol.gov.uk or tweet @MarvinJRees

We’ll keep an eye on the process and keep updating you. If you’re involved in other groups opposing the airport and want to share upcoming actions with those that have signed this petition, don’t hesitate to reply to this e-mail to get in touch.

Bristol Rising Tide

p.s. if you really can’t get enough of petitions, Bristol Green Party have asked us to share their one against Bristol Airport expansion which seems pretty similar to this one. We also have a fun petition calling to Rewild Bristol Airport if you want to go one step beyond opposing expansion.