Gloucester Airport Expansion plans - CASE Update #3
20th August 2007
1. As one of the two joint owners of the airport, Cheltenham Borough
Council is considering whether it will support the airports expansion plans.
A working group has been set up by the Council's "Economy and
Business Improvement Overview and Scrutiny" committee to examine the
airport's business plan and make a recommendation to the Council
Cabinet who will ultimately make a decision.
The working group consists of the following councillors :
Steve Jordan (chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Godwin email@example.com
Jacky Fletcher firstname.lastname@example.org
The working group can be contacted by email or at the council offices :
Please consider writing to them and letting them know what you think
about the proposed expansion.
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. We also note the recent
Echo report which states that Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce wish to
see “pressure on local authorities to release land around the Staverton site
for business development”. 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.
2. The planning applications submitted by the airport have still not been
considered by the Tewkesbury Borough Council planning committee. We
expect the four planning applications made by the airport to be considered
by the Tewkesbury Borough Council planning committee at their meeting
on September 18th 2007. As soon as the committee date and planning
officers recommendations are published we will send another update with
the details of the committee members so that you can contact them
directly and make your views known.
3. Remember that noise complaints can now be submitted online using the
airports new website. The home page is at :
and the noise complaint form is at :
If complaints are not made the airport will claim that their operations
cause a noise nuisance. It only takes a moment to log a complaint,
whether it is an out of hours incident, something particularly low or loud, or
4. Cheltenham Friends of the Earth
The Cheltenham branch of friends of the earth have been supporting CASE.
Their website address is www.glosfoe.org.uk/cheltenham.html and their
email address is email@example.com.
5. About CASE (Concerned residents Against Staverton Expansion)
For details about CASE, visit the website at www.case-online.org.uk
6. This email
People attending last year's public meeting at Chosen Hill School were
invited to leave their names and addresses so that they could be kept up-
to-date with plans to develop the airport. This email has been sent to all of
the people who left email addresses, or who have subsequently contacted
us. If you would like your name removed from the list please let me know.