We will object to airport proposals that could harm wildlife, for example, through habitat loss and disturbance to birds. We will also object to any significant expansions of airports on climate change grounds, as we are very concerned that any growth in air travel would result in the failure of Government to meet its target to cut CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. We will continue to do so until the Government can demonstrate that it is possible to expand aviation and still meet this target.
There are currently no aviation megasites listed
In a move that would see the remarkable wildlife of Dungeness slowly disappear, the owners of Lydd airport want to increase the number of passengers that fly from there from around 4,000 a year to 500,000.
Plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary are unsustainable and threaten a world-class coastal wetland.
St Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world. Construction of an airport is under way and the island's government is now encouraging the development of a tourism industry. Decisions taken now can have a profound affect on the environment and it's unique wildlife.