Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Bristol Airport Q38. What are your thoughts on the four proposed options for a Bristol Airport policy in the new Local Plan 2036? Do you have a preferred option? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21389665//16
Respondent WENP [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 04 Jan 2019
Comment

Whilst acknowledging the importance of the Airport for the West of England region, expansion should be in line with the principles of sustainable development and sustainable modes of transport.

Bristol Airport is situated near to ecologically sensitive and valuable sites including Goblin Combe (SSSI) and King’s Wood and Urchin Wood (SSSI). Any adverse impacts on these important sites and the wider ecological networks that support them must be understood, avoided and mitigated as appropriate. We would support a strategic solution for mitigation that best supports the natural environment at the landscape scale, and delivers net gains in biodiversity.

Summary
Airport expansion should be in line with the principles of sustainable development and sustainable modes of transport.
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