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BAA TO GIVE UP ON THIRD RUNWAY

The campaign against expansion at Southampton Airport

BAA Southampton are proposing a massive expansion of Southampton Airport, with both passenger and flight numbers almost doubling by 2015 and trebling by 2030.  Such expansion would result in:

- increasing noise pollution, especially over Bitterne Park where residents have already suffered excessive noise levels for many years

- increasing air pollution, in an area which already fails EU air quality standards

- increasing traffic congestion, on an already gridlocked road network

- increasing carbon dioxide emissions, at a time when reducing our carbon footprint is increasingly urgent.

AXE is a coalition formed of environmental groups, pressure groups, residents associations and individuals from Southampton, Eastleigh and across Hampshire.  The coalition formed to specifically campaign against the expansion of Southampton Airport and forms part of a wider UK and European network of groups campaigning against the expansion of airports. 

AXE will campaign to ensure BAA end the plans to expand the airport, with no new terminal building or stands, no future extension to the runway or taxiways and no new link road to the airport. We will campaign for annual Air Traffic Movements at Southampton to be capped at 50,000, and for BAA take environmental issues, noise, damage to residents properties and the quality of life of those affected by the airport seriously.

To get in touch, or to report problems with this site, e-mail info_at_southamptonaxe.org.uk.
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