Why we’re campaigning

The Climate Crisis means we must all fly less. The expansion of Southampton airport flies in the face of common sense.

What can you do?

1) Write to your Councillors and MPs

From now until the Eastleigh planning meeting (date unknown) write to your Eastleigh Borough Councillors & local MPs asking them to refuse the expansion.

We’ve written a template you can use. Find it here, where you can also find helpful links to find your representatives’ contact details.

Here’s a summary of issues that you may also like to include. 

2) Make a noise complaint

If you live near a flight path and are bothered by the noise of planes flying overheard please email “Noise complaints” at SOUNoiseComplaints@southamptonairport.com. You can do this every time a plane bothers you and they have to log it!

3) Get involved

The Airport Expansion Opposition (AXO) campaign is run by Friends of the Earth Southampton and partnered by other groups including Extinction Rebellion Southampton.

Join us at our next meeting to find out how you can get involved. Visit our Facebook page or email us at aXoSOU@gmail.com for more info.

Don’t forget to share the campaign with friends, family and neighbours too!


– Celebrate some successes!

Visit our blog to read and join in on the celebration of the successes of the AXO campaign so far.

– Be mischievous!

Send your work to aXoSOU@gmail.com.

Blog Posts

Celebrate Some Success!

Following the success of our petition (1900 validated signatures), Southampton City Council convened a special meeting of the Planning and Rights of Way (PROW) panel on Tuesday 28th January. AXO prepared a comprehensive objection speech and there was plenty of support for us before the meeting and in the public gallery! This formal agenda withContinue reading “Celebrate Some Success!”

News: Flybe’s Collapse

Given Flybe’s collapse, it is worth re-reading Dr. James Dyke’s prescient article. Southampton airport’s owners (Ferrovial) will be attempting to seduce EasyJet and use this to ‘railroad’ Eastleigh Council’s approval of the runway extension that is required to profitably run the noisy, polluting A320 jets (Easy Jet does not run Turboprops). Time for a sustainable useContinue reading “News: Flybe’s Collapse”

Eastleigh Councillors

ACC=Airport Consultative Committee; ELAC=Eastleigh Local Area Committee – the planning panel that will decide on the expansion application ACC ELAC 5.5.20 Ward Lib. Dem. Con. Ind. David Airey X (Chair) V Margaret Allingham V Janice Asman X (Vice Chair) V Margaret Atkinson X Hiltingbury V Tim Bearder V Paul Bicknell (Vice-chair Cabinet) X X (Chair)Continue reading “Eastleigh Councillors”

A320 take-off profiles

Southampton airport is reported as having said that heavier planes taking off (if the expansion goes ahead) won’t be flying lower over Southampton. Hope this graph might make matters clearer. Basically this shows that the less loaded the plane (the greater the weight ‘decrement’) the steeper the take-off angle and the quicker the plane climbsContinue reading “A320 take-off profiles”

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