Airport centric urban sprawl is metastasizing
overgreen space, locking in reliance
on fossil fuel intensive infrastructure.
An excellent article in the Ecologist exposes the shortcomings of the ‘trophy project’ growth model that is, sadly, still the official policy here in Greater Manchester.
“The new Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone is causing the piecemeal
environmental destruction of Green Belt countryside, reports Rose Bridger – all sacrificed to an archaic vision of fossil-powered economic growth.
A vast swathe of open countryside is being lost to construction projects to support the growth of air traffic at Manchester Airport.
The development of an Enterprise Zone, link road and 9,000-space car park is proceeding apace in the face of resistance from local communities.” read more