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Author Topic: Dan Norris to speak on Bristol airport expansion plans  (Read 955 times)
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« on: September 15, 2021, 06:48:54 am »

on Radio Bristol before 10:00am on wednesday 15 september 2021
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 11:53:10 am »

Didn't hear that but it was reported on B24/7 yesterday that Dan Norris and the leaders of North Somerset and BANES were about to 'outmanoeuvre'  Marvin Rees and the leader of South Glos on the airport expansion. I can't now find the article and whether it bears any relation to what he said today, I do not know...

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 12:53:33 pm »

There is an extraordinary meeting of WECA» (West of England Combined Authority - about) on 21st Sept, focusing on the Climate Emergency. Item 7 on the agenda - the only motion, as far as I can see - is:

The following motion has been submitted for consideration by the West of
England Joint Committee:
Motion on Bristol Airport Expansion
Motion to be moved by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.
‘The Joint Committee recognises:
- There is a climate and biodiversity emergency.
- The West of England has ambition net zero targets for 2030.
- The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport is one of the biggest carbon
decisions in the region for the coming decade.
- The pandemic has significantly reduced air travel with a 75.6% drop in
passenger numbers in 2020.
- Bristol Airport’s role as an employer in the region and the need for a just
transition to a greener economy that does not leave workers worse-off.
- Bristol City Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council
opposition to current airport expansion and North Somerset Council's
decision to refuse planning permission to expand beyond 10 million
passengers a year.
The Joint Committee resolves:
- To oppose the latest plans to expand Bristol Airport.’

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 02:12:57 pm »

That's the meeting at which Dan Norris and co are reportedly going to 'outmanoeuvre' Rees and his S.Glos buddy.

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2021, 01:28:38 pm »

The XR (Crossrail) crowd are currently protesting outside of Weston town hall about the expansion

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 05:07:02 pm »

From Dan Norris on Facebook

Front page news! I’m delighted the West of England Combined Authority’s Joint Committee now officially opposes the latest plans to expand Bristol Airport, voting in favour of my motion. The expansion plans are badly-judged, badly-timed, and bad for our planet.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2021, 09:01:27 pm »
Rees was double booked, sent his deputy, who abstained. All others voted to support Noris's motion voicing opposition to the plans, with several amendments put forward by Savage of S Glos. Final decision lies with planning inspectors.

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