I am very disappointed by the decision that Councillors took on Friday night to reject Southampton Airport's runway extension. Members of the planning 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.
Following the decision by members of Eastleigh's Local Area Committee, I have launched a petition to Save Southampton Airport and secure the future of our airport. I want to show the strength of support that the runway extension has amongst local residents.
Please sign my petition and back our airport.