Airport eXpansion Opposition accepts the need for a small regional airport at Southampton, whilst acknowledging that the Climate Crisis means we must all fly less
In the early hours of 10th April 2021, Eastleigh Borough Councillors voted 22 to 13 (with 1 abstention) to permit the runway extension at Southampton Airport.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign, who emailed councillors repeatedly and spoke so eloquently at planning meetings. Thank you also those councillors who not only recognised the far reaching consequences both locally and globally but for making some passionate speaches in support of current and future generations and recognised that our communities “deserve so much better”.
More details here in Eastleigh full council votes to support runway extension. The previous meeting that took place on 25th March 2021 has been summarised in Eastleigh Local Area Committee REJECTS recommendation to allow the runway extension.
What can I do?
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The Airport Expansion Opposition (AXO) campaign is coordinated by Friends of the Earth Southampton, along with other groups and individuals.
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. We are looking for more active members and representation from the Eastleigh area in particular.
Don’t forget to share the campaign with friends, family and neighbours too!
Thank you for all your support.
– 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.
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