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Bristol and Newcastle Airport expansions revealed

Airports

Major expansion plans have been revealed for Bristol and Newcastle airports.

Bristol Airport has revealed plans to expand its terminal building and upgrade the motorways around the airport.

The latest set of proposals also includes surface level car parking, a new canopy at the front of the terminal building, an additional multi-storey car park and improvements to on-site road layout.

Bristol Airport chairman Janis Kong said: “It was clear from the initial consultation on preparing a long-term master plan that local communities wanted clarity on our development plans and solutions to some of the issues they face living close to a busy international airport.

“By bringing forward this planning application in tandem with our emerging thinking on the master plan, we will set out how phased growth can be achieved through the 2020s as part of an exciting longer-term vision.”

At Newcastle, an extension to the terminal building has been proposed and land has been safeguarded to allow for a possible runway extension.

A direct rail connection linked to Newcastle Central Station has also been proposed, with the work planned to coincide with the airport’s 100th anniversary in 2035.

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