Airport parking plans for mushroom farm

A new airport parking site to cater for Bristol Airport flyers is being planned on a mushroom farm in a north Somerset village.

Developers want to turn the farm in Langford into a large airport parking area for around 1,200 cars, the Weston and Somerset Mercury has revealed.

But Bristol Park and Fly’s plans for the new park and ride scheme at Monaghan’s Mushroom Farm are worrying local residents.

Although managing director Steve Merry revealed a series of restrictions to limit traffic, locals vented their concerns over issues such as crime and noise pollution at a recent meeting.

Mr Merry said: "Once the emotion of villagers dies down it will be seen as having a positive impact upon the local community.

"The site will be as secure as the airport’s parking facilities. Traffic and ecological assessments will be carried out as part of the planning process."

Bristol Airport already features airport parking schemes and other resources to support flyers, including airport lounges and airport hotels.

The airport experienced problems with its new £17 million asphalt runway at the turn of the year, which was not sufficiently grooved to allow water to run off.

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