Take-off for airport park and ride bid?

PUBLISHED: 07:38 19 June 2007 | UPDATED: 11:10 24 May 2010

DEVELOPERS who plan to use a mushroom farm in Langford as a park and ride facility to serve Bristol International Airport have applied for planning permission. Bristol Park and Fly has applied to North Somerset Council to run a 1,200-space car park on lan

DEVELOPERS who plan to use a mushroom farm in Langford as a park and ride facility to serve Bristol International Airport have applied for planning permission.Bristol Park and Fly has applied to North Somerset Council to run a 1,200-space car park on land at Monaghan's Mushroom Farm in Stock Lane.Plans for the off-site car park were met with caution by members of Churchill and Langford Parish Council at a meeting last Monday.Parish councillor Valerie Langley said: "There should be more control on issues like this through the local authority."Cllr Neville Lee, a former local Government planning officer, said: "We need to be careful because people sending out leaflets will say they have consulted us."The parts of the developer's planning application that relate to transport issues refer to Bristol International Airport's masterplan, published last year. But senior North Somerset Council planning officer David Turner, who was at the meeting, said the authority had already found the masterplan 'deficient' because it does not adequately address climate change.The application is now expected to go before members of North Somerset Council's south area committee meeting.

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