Bristol Liberal Democrats have reacted with dismay at news that the Planning Inspectorate have overturned the decision to refuse Bristol Airport planning permission to expand.
Deputy Leader of the Bristol Lib Dem Council Group, Andrew Brown, said "This is extremely disappointing. The city and the country are facing a Climate Emergency, yet the airport wishes to expand regardless.
"We call on Mayor Rees to condemn this decision."
Cllr Sarah Classick added: "The Airport makes much of its Climate Change targets, but expansion will accelerate Climate Change, increasing emissions from planes and cars alike."