Leeds-Bradford airport link road: consultation deadline extended

A pilot's view of Leeds Bradford Airport. Picture by Tony Johnson

A pilot's view of Leeds Bradford Airport. Picture by Tony Johnson

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A public consultation on improving road access to Leeds Bradford Airport has been extended by a month.

Leeds City Council has confirmed the consultation will now end on Friday, February 26 and a number of new drop-in sessions have been organised.

Over 1,000 people have already taken part in the initial phase, via four drop-in sessions or by filling in the survey form at www.leeds.gov.uk/AirportLinkRoad.

New sessions have now been confirmed as follows:

Wednesday 13 January, Yeadon Library & One Stop Centre, 3-6:30pm

Thursday 14 January, Pool Village Hall, 1:30-4:30pm

Friday 15 January, The Grove Methodist Church, Horsforth, 3-7pm

Monday 18 January, Leonardo Building, 11am-2pm

Wednesday 20 January, Bramhope Methodist Church, 2-5pm

The council is seeking views on three options to improve access to the airport, which is one of the fastest growing in the UK and used by 3.3million passengers a year. It also contributes more than £100m annually to the city region economy.

Leeds City Council’s executive member for regeneration, transport and planning councillor Richard Lewis said: “The response to the start of the consultation has been very encouraging which is why we have extended it to run for a further month and also arranged more drop-in sessions in January.

“Leeds Bradford Airport is a key part of our current and future city and regional economy, so it is essential we hear the views of as many people as possible before making decisions around improving access and tackling local congestion problems.”

For information and to take part in the consultation visit www.leeds.gov.uk/AirportLinkRoad. To be kept updated on developments, email AirportLinkRoad@leeds.gov.uk.

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