New hotel

THE plans for a new hotel at Bristol International Airport (BIA) will have several negative impacts on the local community.

THE plans for a new hotel at Bristol International Airport (BIA) will have several negative impacts on the local community.

Firstly the land designated for the hotel uses up space on its north side that should be allocated for less obtrusive car parking. Instead BIA has applied to build a large car park on its south side that will wipe out 12.4 hectares of green belt land outside its current operating boundary. This would be highly visible and destroy views from the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Secondly, while a new hotel may provide some new jobs, it is also likely to take away business from local hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, pubs and conference centres. The impact of a new hotel on existing local businesses and their employees must be weighed up very carefully.

HILARY BURN


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Chair, Parish Councils Airport Association

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