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Car Parking - Bristol Airport

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Message 1 - posted by Molly Cule, Sep 23, 2006

It strikes me as mighty suspicious, that Bristol International Airport can getting planning permission from North Somerset Council, to have car parks for approx 5000 vehicles, with all the dangers of hundreds of vehicles going in and out every hour. But the landlord of the Airport Tavern, cannot get permission to have a car park for around 70 vehicles at the rear of his premises, likewise, two others in the vicinity who were threatened with fines if they opened up fields for cheaper parking. There have been many accidents with vehicles going in and out of the airport, but none from the other locations.
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Message 2 - posted by TheLocalYokel, Sep 23, 2006

Vulcan

I don't know if you have seen the airport's draft master plan that looks forward in great detail to 2015 and in less detail to 2030 - the full draft is 160 pages long and perhaps only digestible to people with too much times on their hands, such as me.

It was published and put out to general consultation nearly a year ago but the final plan publication date keeps being put back.

Originally it should have been published and submitted to government, along with detailed planning applications for the much-needed expanded airport infrastructure, in early 2006. This slipped to mid-summer and the airport's consultative committee minutes of July this year records the airport management saying it would be pubished by the end of August. It hasn't!

The airport had around 8,000 parking spaces at the time the draft plan was published, this to service just over 5 million annual passengers.

The anticipated annual passenger figure for 2015 is 8-9 million (the annual throughput has already increased to 5.6 million for the 12 months ending last month), and the airport says it requires around 14,000 car parking spaces for 9 million passengers a year.

It has run into trouble already because some of these parking spaces would be on Green Belt land.

The airport did aerial surveys last year and found over 2,000 cars parked in unauthorised off-airport sites, ie a quarter of the total parked on official airport sites at peak times.

I can see where you are coming from but the concern of many local people (even those who support airport expansion) is that once one land owner is given permission to set up a site, where does it end?

Every land-owner with a a field or open space will want to do the same because it is a huge money spinner.

There is an argument for regulation of official airport site parking fees because of the monopoly that exists.

These unofficial sites have certainly brought airport parking fees down, with pre-booking not much more than a field two or three miles away.

Without them the monopoly that existed before the unofficial sites will return with Bristol Airport once again being one of the most expensive airports in the country for car parking.





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Message 3 - posted by tugboatcharly2, Sep 25, 2006

Just another nsc twist car parking dont do as we do do as we tell you

I always thought a council was elected to represent us all not just big buisness!But not nsc and car parking is not the only twist going on
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Message 4 - posted by Imindoors, Oct 4, 2006

Hey ! Now don't let's have any problems at Bristol airport !
After 26 years, I will be landing there after a 30 hour journey from New Zealand.
No protesting banners please !( But I wouldn't mind a few `welcome` flags !!) B-)
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Message 5 - posted by John of Paddington, Oct 4, 2006

The Local council is elected to represent your views but it seems there are 'Proffesionals' employed by the Council to 'advise' them. Now if these 'Proffesionals' state a cerain desicion is the correct one, it's a brave Councillor that will vote against with the threat of being sued for 'Failing in their duty'. It seems the 'Proffesional', ie a Council employee, is the one who makes all the desisions, the Councilors just rubber stamp it and take the flack. You may well find it impossible to talk to, or even find out, the 'Proffessional who made the decision' in your Council despite the, so called, open government.
Just another nsc twist car parking dont do as we do do as we tell you

I always thought a council was elected to represent us all not just big buisness!But not nsc and car parking is not the only twist going on

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Message 6 - posted by George, Oct 4, 2006

I'm not sure about waving flag's friend but your more than welcome to a pint of Bass.lol
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Message 7 - posted by downsisabeach, Oct 4, 2006

Do you play football?
Hey ! Now don't let's have any problems at Bristol airport !
After 26 years, I will be landing there after a 30 hour journey from New Zealand.
No protesting banners please !( But I wouldn't mind a few `welcome` flags !!) B-)

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Message 8 - posted by Imindoors, Oct 5, 2006

Sadly, at 72, I can no longer play soccer. But I did kick up a few turfs on the downs in the early 50's for the `Dings` ( Combe Dingle ). B-)
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Message 9 - posted by ChrisGlastonbury, Oct 5, 2006

What's this football got to do with Car Parking at Bristol Airport
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Message 10 - posted by TheLocalYokel, Oct 5, 2006

I think the original football comment was tongue-in-cheek vis-a-vis the thread (started by me I hesitate to admit) about the Downs League threads taking over this MB.
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Message 11 - posted by tugboatcharly2, Oct 26, 2006

Just imagine what would happen at Bristol airport if north somerset council had more powers their cronies could get fantastic things going for them like more car parking but not the ones trying to make a living now
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