CPRE's evidence argues that aviation can be detrimental to England's tourism industry, causing a net job loss and particularly affecting the economy of rural areas. The submission calls for an independent review of Air Travel White Paper to achieve higher carbon reduction targets and take full account of social impacts on those dependent on domestic tourism, and the effect of noise pollution on health and tranquillity. Fairer taxation of aviation must tax planes not people, while funding investment in longer distance high speed services and sleeper trains.
The Future of Aviation
Memorandum of Evidence by the Campaign to Protect Rural England to the Transport Select Committee Inquiry
- A4, 5pp
- March 2009
- PDF: The Future of Aviation