Winford Parish Council’s response to the Bristol Airport planning application

A pdf copy of the Parish Council’s objection letter to Bristol Airport’s expansion planning application can be downloaded from the link below.

Attachments

Total Attachments: 1

Download: Winford Parish Council response to 18/P/5118/OUT (622 KB)

Bristol Airport Expansion Plans

January 2019          BRISTOL AIRPORT IS EXPANDING

The airport reached 8.5 million passengers per annum (mppa) last year and have a limit of 10 mppa.  To give themselves the capacity to grow they have now applied to North Somerset Council to raise the limit to 12mppa.   They have submitted a planning application to North Somerset DC that includes a wide range of changes to reach 12mppa and beyond, and the result they want to achieve is growth.   Growth means more passengers which could see an increase of 30 – 40%.   And that means more cars and more flights, day and night.         The planning reference is    18/P/5118/OUT,

To handle additional passengers there will be many changes.   Changes to increase the capacity of the roads, the layout and capacity of the on Airport roads and options on parking places and costs.  Terminal, check-in, baggage handling, security, aircraft servicing and turn round all will have changes for expansion.   The existing passenger walkways will get longer in both directions, all feeding more aircraft stands.

How will this affect us?

As local residents we know we will feel the impact of all this extra activity both in the building of the new facilities and then of course as the passenger numbers build.  Winford and other Parish Council are critically examining the plans in order to prepare and submit detailed responses to North Somerset.   The purpose is to foresee the impact of all this expansion and then with North Somerset DC and Airport management discuss how to make things work better for residents.   The aim is to identify possible threats to our lifestyle enjoyment and request changes where possible to reduce some of the bad impacts.

The road plans include a reworking of the three critical road junctions, the Airport roundabout, the Downside road traffic lights and the West lane junction, to improve traffic flow and reduce the frequency of tail-back delays.

Winford Parish Council have raised many questions about how to reduce the parking problems around village roads and by Felton Church.   In this we are looking to the Airport to fund and North Somerset DC to act to put parking controls in place that should restrict as far as possible the antisocial parking activities.

A parking place for airport taxi drivers on the airport is aimed at providing the taxis a better place to wait so that they don’t choose the village sites.  We aim to keep pressure on both Airport and NSDC to deliver on the promises on these parking issues.

In this it is vital that as many residents as possible send in emails and letters to NS district Council before the 26th January to have the greatest impact.   Email….

planning.support@n-somerset.gov.uk copy to dmscanningrequests@n-gomerset.gov.uk

Winford Village Store and Post Office is closing down

Public meeting – Monday 10th September

You may have heard that Winford Village Store and Post Office is set to close, since it is no longer commercially viable in its present form.  Whilst we don’t know when exactly, it is likely to be very soon.

If a solution is to be found it will need everyone to pull together.  If you value the services a village shop and/or post office can offer the community and want something to replace it, then you must get involved.

The Parish Council has organised a public meeting where you can come along and offer your support, ideas and help.

Winford Village Hall  Monday 10th September 7pm

Can’t make the meeting?  Please pick up a questionnaire or fill it in online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3VPHCJP

Compost

Did you know that Winford Parish Council makes its own compost from residents’ green garden waste?  This is available now at the bargain price of £1.25 per bag or even free of charge  for lorry and trailer loads taken via a local weighbridge.

For more details visit the compost site page.

West Lane closure

18.30 Friday 29 July to 06.00 Saturday 30 July

Please note the urgent road closure of West Lane between the junction with the A38 and the access to Felton Village Hall. It is anticipated that the closure will be between 18:30hrs (Friday 29th July) to 06:00hrs (Saturday 30th July); there will be some advance signage at key positions to alert the general public of the works.

This closure is required to undertake urgent safety temporary repair works to the cattle grid; work will mainly comprise repairing a missing section of rail towards the centre of the cattle grid (in the offside wheel track) and securing the grid back down to try and stop it bouncing as vehicles pass over it, especially as they travel in the direction of Winford.

Spring Film Night – The Lady in the Van

The Lady in The Van (12) will be shown on Friday 15 April at Felton Village Hall.

The 2015 British comedy drama stars Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. It tells the story of Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a dilapidated van on writer Alan Bennett’s driveway in London for 15 years.

Doors will be open from 7pm and the film starts at 7.30pm with a short interval.  There will be a licensed bar so no need to bring your own drinks.  Tickets will be £3.50 in advance. Please call Judy Kiernan on 01275 472572 to reserve your tickets.