New Civil Engineer - Thomas Johnson

Campaign group Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) will today mount its legal challenge in the High Court against the expansion of Bristol Airport.

BAAN was granted the legal challenge in May.

It’s the latest in a tug-of-war about the expansion, which would increase the airport’s capacity from 10M to 12M annual passengers. North Somerset Council rejected the scheme in February 2020, but this was appealed and eventually overturned by the Planning Inspectorate in February this year.

Planning lawyers, economists and environmentalists warned that this u-turn had set a “dangerous precedent”.