Bristol Airport


BRA has reviewed the new evidence submitted in relation to the expansion of Bristol Airport and find no reason to change our position on the 18/P/5118/OUT application and like Backwell Parish Council object to this submission. Please see below the details of the submission to North Somerset Council

BRA response to Bristol Airport Appeal 31.12.20


Please see below the letter to Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Aviation Policy and Reform concerning the Bristol Airport Limited (Land at A38 and Downside Road ) Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) 2020.

BRA Letter to Grant Shapps 5th October 2020

Please see E mail bulletin of the 20th April  – Making Bristol a Coordinated Airport

Please see BRA’s response to Bristol Airport’s Coordinated Airport DfT consultation Letter re Bristol Airport Consultation 1st April 2020

Please see letter of objection to airport expansion sent on the 2nd January 2020 Airport planning comment letter – Jan 20


Please see the E mail bulletin on the 30th November 2019 in relation to Bristol Airport planning application E mail bulletin 30th November 2019

The Noise Action Plan 2019 – 24 has now been adopted by the government ( Defra). It can be found on

Please see BRA’s letter in response to the planning application Comments on Bristol Airport Planning Application 18th January 2019

Please see the E mail bulletin on the 9th January 2019 for the latest update on Bristol Airport E mail Bulletin 9th January 2019


Please see BRA’s letter in response to the Noise Action Plan  Letter to Bristol Airport – Noise Action Plan – 27 September 2018

Please see BRA’s letter in response to the consultation  Letter 16th June 2018 Bristol Airport Consultation

Consultation stage II – Your airport: your views. Towards 2050

This second stage of the consultation ran until the 6th of July 2018.

Bristol Airport has produced a consultation document, presenting three possible scenarios for future expansion, which was explained at various local venues in late 2017 and Jan 2018.  The company has examined the comments made, and is starting consultation on a new “Master Plan” which can be downloaded here – Master plan consultation – Stage II

BRA will be considering the proposals and will comment. BRA will also suggest points you might like to mention in any comments you make. The airport impinges on Backwell life in several ways, not the least of which will be the changed infrastructure to carry the much increased passenger number

Please see below the link to the consultation

Consultation stage I (now closed)

This large regional airport handled 8 million passengers in 2017, and embarks on new expansion plans regularly (numbers grew by 10% in 2016 for example). The airport has calculated that by the mid 2040’s passenger demand could have risen to 20 million a year.

In January 2018 Bristol Airport invited the public to comment on how they might satisfy this demand, and arranged for public drop-in events to explain these.

The consultation document gave 3 different ways in which the demand could be met in terms of land use, terminals parking etc., and assumes that the transport infrastructure can be provided to achieve this, and land acquired where necessary. The 3 scenarios vary in their impact on the A38 and Downside Road.

Please note:

  • The consultation was organised by Bristol Airport, and is a first step in what will be a long process
  • The information is shown on their website and the supporting document can be found here Bristol Airport Issues and Options
  • There will be opportunities for further comments to be made to the airport, and to North Somerset Council whenever planning permission is sought.
  • The deadline for comments on this first plan was Friday 26th January 2018