We ignore climate change at our peril

AS A town councillor, I do wish I had spoken out at the full council meeting at the Town Hall on September 19, so I will speak now! It is regarding plans for the extension of Bristol Airport. I direct these remarks to Alan Davies and Mike Littleton who sp

AS A town councillor, I do wish I had spoken out at the full council meeting at the Town Hall on September 19, so I will speak now! It is regarding plans for the extension of Bristol Airport.I direct these remarks to Alan Davies and Mike Littleton who spoke at the meeting. First of all, do you not have a niggling doubt about the airport extension? We ignore climate change and emissions at our peril!Bristol Airport is situated amongst some of the best countryside in the West, we want to keep it that way. You say the airport will provide more jobs for Weston residents. Yes, they want more jobs. Three quarters of all workers here have to travel to Bristol, Cribbs Causeway or Bristol Airport to work. It's not what they really want. It adds another hour onto their working day. The airport is badly served by public transport anyway. They want jobs right here in Weston.Only a few more aircraft, only a couple hundred more cars daily. This isn't the answer. It's about time we all took on board the policies of Friends of the Earth.On a final note to North Somerset Council, by all means pass the plans for hundreds of new homes, but do use what areas we have to create industrial estates, here in Weston, for example, the airport.Take the stress from people's lives. It can be done and should be done for our young people and the future of Weston. CLLR JOAN DUNNESouthmead Road, Weston


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