Living near Bristol Airport
Bristol is the gateway to the south-west of England, a thriving city rich in history yet bursting with modern developments. The city has always been an important transport hub due to its setting on the docks and waterside but in recent years Bristol airport has played a major role in air transportation for the south-west.
Today nearly 5 million passengers travel through the airport each year. The 2003 Government white paper ‘The Future of Air Transport’ setting out a framework for the development of airport capacity in the UK supported further development of Bristol Airport as traffic is predicted to rise to 10-12 million passengers a year by 2030.
For local residents, this means lots of investment and great transport links in the area; but it also means more traffic, disruptions and potentially very changeable house prices.
As the airport grows and gets busier, this will hopefully have a positive effect on the local economy by creating more jobs in the area, as well as encouraging regular travellers to take the opportunity to live close by.