New 'Severnside Airport' plan

A report published by think tank the Institute of Welsh Affairs proposes that Cardiff and Bristol airports should both be closed, and replaced with a new bigger 'Severnside Airport' built between Newport and Chepstow.

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The plan for a new 'Severnside Airport'

The Institute of Welsh Affairs report is proposing a new Severnside Airport:

  • Could be built on the edge of the estuary between Newport and Chepstow
  • Would take nearly 10 years to plan and build
  • Would have 10-11 million passengers a year from the start
  • Would have convenient access to the motorway system and the new electrified rail service
  • Would have minimal noise pollution, with planes able to take-off and land over water
  • Would become the UK's first purpose-built 24-hour cargo airport

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