Chance to comment on Bristol Airport’s expansion appeal

Bristol Airport’s appeal against North Somerset Council’s rejection of its expansion plans will be heard in the summer – and you can once again have your say.

North Somerset Council rejected the airport’s expansion application in March but Bristol Airport lodged an appeal against this decision with the government’s Planning Inspectorate.

The formal appeal process is due to start in January and an inquiry is scheduled for July.

Bristol Airport has submitted updated information, which supersedes some of what was included in the initial planning application, to take into account the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

All those who commented on the original planning application can now make new comments on the appeal based on these most up-to-date submissions by the airport.

Comments need to be submitted by Wednesday 6 January.

The council will pass all responses onto the Planning Inspectorate so they can be taken into account when the appeal starts.

Follow the appeal’s progress and the procedures which have to be followed on a dedicated page on the council’s website.

The page includes a number of FAQs which explain the technicalities of the process.

To view and comment on the updated information submitted by the airport go online.

Following this consultation, the appeal process will officially start on Monday 11 January.

This will be the trigger for various deadlines for the submission of documents by all involved.

At that stage the council will again write to everyone who commented to explain how they can take part in the appeal process.