Report claims climate change impacts at Southampton Airport could be almost twice as high as previously claimed

The climate impact of the planned Southampton Airport expansion could be almost twice as high as its proponents claim, according to research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF). https://neweconomics.org/2021/05/turbulence-expected. The report finds that the scheme is likely to account for an increase in annual airport-level emissions of up to 654,000 tonnes of CO2 and CO2-equivalentContinue reading “Report claims climate change impacts at Southampton Airport could be almost twice as high as previously claimed”

AXO update – keeping you informed

Following the vote by Eastleigh Council to approve the extension to Southampton Airport runway we’ve received lots of offers of support and new members. So many people are concerned about how much noise pollution would impact their lives. People are also worried about the impact of expanding aviation on climate and the risk of furtherContinue reading “AXO update – keeping you informed”

Eastleigh full council votes to support runway extension

In the early hours of the morning of 10th April, Eastleigh councillors voted 22 for, 13 against and 1 abstain regarding the Southampton Airport unway extension. This is a disappointment to our campaign but we are taking advice as to our options for future action. We have heard airport-supporting claims that we cannot address environmentalContinue reading “Eastleigh full council votes to support runway extension”

Are you sure you are not under the flight path?

The region affected by the noise contour for the flights enabled by the extended runway is considerable and we believe that more than 20,000 people are completely unaware of the plan that will severely impact them. The contour shown in the map above covers the areas where the 16-hour average noise is at least 51dB.Continue reading “Are you sure you are not under the flight path?”

Let’s All Say “No” Together

Help Build our Community Collage Send your picture to noexpansionselfie@gmail.com Writing to councillors and MPs is all good fun (right?) but we thought we’d offer people an alternative way to share their objection. We’re looking for as many people as possible to contribute a photo to our collage that simply says “No”. Here’s how toContinue reading “Let’s All Say “No” Together”

Myths busted

How do we know you aren’t making up all these stats about numbers of flights and people affected?Don’t take our word for it! All the facts and figures we are quoting about potentially 48 A320 jets per day and the 46,000 people to be affected by noise above 51dB are taken directly from the documentsContinue reading “Myths busted”

Eastleigh Local Area Committee REJECTS recommendation to allow the runway extension

After 16 hours of representations and debate, both of which became emotional at times, the Eastleigh Local Area Committee (ELAC) voted 5 to 3 to reject the planning officers’ recommendation to approve the runway extension at Southampton Airport. This encouraging, and frankly rather unexpected, result is a win for the wonderful efforts of many membersContinue reading “Eastleigh Local Area Committee REJECTS recommendation to allow the runway extension”

Why the recommendation to permit the runway extension is flawed

We believe the officers’ recommendation for approval of the airport’s planning application despite ‘unacceptable’ noise levels doesn’t make sense. The planning report says the application should be refused without ‘adequate mitigation’ but then fails to explain how the mitigation offered can possibly be regarded as ‘adequate’, a point we address below. Other mitigation measures existContinue reading “Why the recommendation to permit the runway extension is flawed”

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