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Campaigners opposing the expansion of Bristol Airport will take their fight against the plans to the High Court.

Bristol Airport Action Network (BAAN) has lodged an appeal against the Planning Inspectorate’s recent decision to approve the expansion, after raising more than £20,000 to cover legal fees.

BAAN believes the expansion will be damaging for local people and the environment, and lead to a rise in road traffic, increased noise and air pollution and an "inevitable rise in carbon emissions".

BAAN representative Stephen Clarke said: "This decision is so damaging for the local people and the climate that it simply cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged."

Tarisha Finnegan-Clarke, from BAAN's coordinating committee, added that the expansion is "not wanted, nor is it needed".

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