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first_img RelatedExeter Airport reveals expansion planExeter International Airport has revealed its Draft Master Plan for future expansion.Southend raises London air travel hopesSouthend Airport could provide the answer to London’s air travel conundrum as the Essex hub was put up for sale.Singapore joins low cost terminal trendPlans are in place for a huge expansion project to bolster the budget airline terminal at a leading Asian travel hub. Exeter Airport has become the latest UK hub to polarise opinion, with expansion plans sparking both strong support and a resistant opposition movement.Plans have now been revealed for a £124 million investment programme, which would see the south-west airport treble its capacity by 2030 and become one of the UK’s major aviation players. However, as with plans to increase capacity at Heathrow Airport with a third runway, a strong opposition movement has formed, with AirportWatch South West – including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, the RSPB and The Woodland Trust – this week taking its concerns to Westminster.Plans to boost Exeter’s capacity are said to be contingent on neighbouring Plymouth Airport staging limited growth over coming years, with the hub claiming that expansion would allow it to meet passenger demand and become a strong regional hub.Airport deputy managing director, Jamie Christon, said: “Our customers’ feedback demonstrates how important Exeter Airport is for the people of Devon and Cornwall as the hub for travel.”Regional hubs across the UK have recently registered rapid growth, with Exeter Airport predicting passenger numbers to grow from one million per year to reach 1.9 million passengers by 2015, as air travellers outside the capital seek to avoid negotiating London in order to hit the skies.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

On Tuesday October 24 the Boston Parks and Recre

first_imgOn Tuesday, October 24, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department hosted their first community meeting to discuss proposed improvements for Langone & Puopolo Parks on Commercial Street in the North End.The city has budgeted about $4.5 million to rehabilitate the park facilities. The current production schedule estimates design plans for the new park will be established and finalized by the end of next year. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2019.*Advertisement* The project aims to reinforce existing elements of the parks, such as the playground, basketball court, baseball fields, softball field, bocce, so that they are performing at a higher level. Some additional opportunities for development at the site include, expanding walk-able access to the park and harbor, introducing efficient lighting options, addressing sea-level rise, and finding better ways to incorporate land that is currently not in use.Tuesday’s meeting kicked off the public engagement portion of the project. After a historical presentation about the progression of the park, those in attendance were invited to share their thoughts on the site’s existing conditions and potential improvements. The conversation generated several new ideas, such as adding bathrooms and storage areas to the park, creating dugouts/shaded areas on the playing fields, expanding the baseball field to standard size, and setting up more park attractions for older residents in the area, to name a few.The project team from the Parks & Recreation Department said they will incorporate key takeaways from the meeting into their design plans and present design alternatives at the next meeting, hopefully to be scheduled before the end of the year.In anticipation for the next meeting, the project team encouraged community members to review other waterfront parks like LoPresti Park in East Boston, Menino Park in Charlestown, and additional parks in other cities for more insight into possible design options.To learn more about this project or provide input, please visit the project webpage. The full presentation is also available here.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron*last_img read more