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Southampton Airport due to submit their expansion plans for council approval

Southampton Airport is due to submit its plans for expansion for approval.

Planners at Eastleigh Borough Council will consider whether to give the scheme the go ahead.

164m
Length of the extension of the runway
600
New parking spaces included in the plan
  • WATCH: Southampton Airport managing director defends the airport's expansion plans

We've set out our plans to be carbon neutral for emissions within our own control by 2030."

– Neil Garwood, MD of Southampton Airport

Bosses believe the plan will allow the airport to double passenger numbers over the next five to 10 years.

That could see as many as three million people flying from the airport annually.

Some residents have raised concerns about the environmental impact of an increase in flights, as well as worries over noise pollution.