Update from the PCAA
Please watch the video in the link below. It has been produced by children from North Somerset and is aimed towards Ontario Teachers who are the majority owner of Bristol Airport.
The video is available at the website
and on YouTube
Airport planning application 18/P/5118/OUT we are still unsure when this application will be determined. Although an application for car parking at Junction 21 has been submitted to North Somerset Council it has not yet been validated and not been placed on the weekly register.
A presentation to the PCAA meeting on 18 July is currently being arranged. It will be from the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise (ICCAN). This is a newly formed organisation and we shall be sending out more information nearer the time. It is an opportunity for those parishes under the flight path and who have major concerns about aircraft noise to help ICCAN understand how communities feel about noise and give viable solutions for ICCAN to consider.
The West of England Joint Spatial Plan Examination timetable is now available and is running from 2 July to 11 October 2019. Within the timetable there is no mention of Bristol Airport. We now know from two Freedom of Information questions that no growth at Bristol Airport has been considered within the Plan and also from a comment by Highways England to the airport planning application. Yet throughout the consultations, and particularly the transport consultations, there is an assumption that Bristol Airport will expand during the Plan period to 2036. The PCAA has responded to all the consultations since 2016 highlighting sustainability issues especially carbon emissions from increased aircraft and vehicle movements, further car parking on the green belt, loss of habitat for a protected species the Greater and Lesser Horseshoe Bat. We also commented on the airport becoming a strategic employment zone. I have written to the administrator requesting that the PCAA have an opportunity to comment on the Plan. We have been offered a slot in ‘Matter 5’ which is to comment on the employment zone which we will accept. We shall also be submitting a further written response. The employment zone sits in the green belt so we will be able to bring up many of the sustainability issues such as transport and green belt.
The Committee on Climate Change is reporting in early May on aviation emissions. We shall then write a response to the consultation titled ‘Aviation 2050: The future of UK aviation’ which will be circulated.
Cleeve Parish Council response to the planning application
PCAA final response and appendices to the planning application
Master Plan Consultation - Stage II Development Proposals and Options May 2018
Cleve Parish Council response to Master Plan Consultation - Stage II Development Proposals and Options May 2018
PCAA Response to Master Plan Consultation - Stage II Development Proposals and Options May 2018
Letter from Dr Liam Fox to the Secretary of State
Please see the below links for further information on Bristol Airport. Cleeve Parish Council has not participated in the development of the sites but is happy to share them to help to provide information to our parishioners.
SBAE website - http://www.stopbristolairportexpansion.org/
SBAE Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stopbristolairportexpansion/