Special meeting for airport plans

PUBLISHED: 20:01 20 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

BRISTOL International Airport's expansion plans may be heard before a specially-arranged meeting.

BRISTOL International Airport's expansion plans may be heard before a specially-arranged meeting.

The head of the planning committee due to decide on the application says he is considering calling a separate gathering to discuss the £150million plans alone.

South area committee chairman, Councillor Tim Marter, says he wants to ensure other matters are not overshadowed by Lulsgate matters.

Cllr Marter said: "I'm minded to call an extra special meeting, not to treat it with any exceptional preference, but because I'm about worried other matters on the agenda.

"It's likely to be a couple of hours of discussion and debate, so I don't want to drawn attention away from anything else."

Cllr Marter also said that some councillors would be on holiday in February, when the decision was due to go to committee, and he wanted to have a full membership to vote on the important matter.

Bristol City and Bath and North East Somerset councils have already voted against the expansion plan.

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