Eastleigh MP disappointed by Councillors decision to refuse Airport Runway Extension

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Eastleigh MP, Paul Holmes MP has outlined his disappointment by the decision taken by members of Eastleigh’s Local Area Committee to reject Southampton Airport’s application for a runway extension.

Paul Holmes MP spoke to the committee yesterday and urged all councillors to back the Planning Officer’s decision to approve the runway extension.

Paul Holmes MP said:

“I am very disappointed by the decision that Councillors have taken.

“Members of the committee have chosen to ignore the advice of their own professional and technical experts who recommended approving the application with suitable mitigation.

“The decision will be referred to Full Council. I call on all Councillors to seize this opportunity to make the right decision, save our airport and protect people’s livelihoods.

“Failure to do so will be a slap in the face to the people of Eastleigh who overwhelming supported the runway extension to their local airport.”

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