The letter urging planning bosses to object to the Southampton Airport expansion [Daily Echo, 28/01/20]
Southampton City Council leader Christopher Hammond has written a letter to planning bosses urging them to object to the plans.
Here is the letter by Cllr Hammond in full:
“You will be shortly considering a response on behalf of the City Council regarding the application to expand Southampton Airport and I am writing to outline the position of the Labour Group at Southampton City Council.
“The issue is undeniably complex, and people will disagree about the right approach. As efforts to stop climate breakdown gather momentum, more questions such as this one will arise, and forging consensus will be key. But, at this time and with the application in its current form, we would urge the committee to resolve to write to Eastleigh Borough Council asking it to reject the application.