Contact Gloucester City Council
Object to your council spending you money on expanding the airport!
The airport is jointy owned by Cheltenham Borough Council and Gloucester City Council. For the expansion to go ahead the two shareholders will have to lend the airport the money to implement their plans.
Gloucester City Council set up a working group to decide whether they should support the airports plans, consisting of Cllr Harjit Gill, Cllr Philip McLellan and Cllr Kathy williams.
On 2nd December 2008, Gloucester City Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee considered the recommendations of the working group. Their recommendation was that the City Council should provide land and funding for the Airport expansion. The Cabinet endorsed this recomendation on 10th December 2008.
This matter is expected to be discussed by the City Council Council at their next meeting on the 15th January 2009.
Please consider writing to the Cabinet and letting them know what you think about the proposed expansion :
Gloucester City Council
Alternatively, you can email the Cabinet and tell them what you think by clicking here.
We believe that the expansion cannot be justified on safety grounds, and will lead to more noise, pollution and longer opening hours. To generate the revenue necessary to finance the expansion the airport would have to attract further Business and commercial flights. The Instrument Landing System that they plan to install would lead to an intensification of training flights. The larger aircraft that the airport hope to attract create significantly more CO2 and other greenhouse gases than the light aircraft which currently predominate at the airport.