Leeds Bradford Airport expansion is flight of fancy – Yorkshire Post Letters
From: Derek Twine, Burley-in-Wharfedale.
SORRY Hywel Rees, CEO of Leeds Bradford Airport, your letter (The Yorkshire Post, June 29) fails to impress let alone convince.
In these last few months we have experienced:
Greatly improved quality of life from less night-time light pollution, less noise pollution, less jet fuel pollution;
BA cutting the daily flights to London which has removed access to a global service;
Redundancies from Jet2, Swissport and others with a reduction in services available;
Discovering the sneaking in of a planning application proposal for disruptive earlier and later flight times.
We can make up our own minds on the future without business investors outside the county taking advantage.
From: Jeff Thomas, Huby, Leeds.
IT seems to me that neither Leeds City Council, Leeds Bradford Airport or West Yorkshire Metro have any idea about the need for a direct rail link to the airport.
A light rail link/tram from Horsforth is essential, the “nonsense idea” of a Parkway Station on the Leeds to Harrogate Line is a waste of time, effort and money.
Sadly the decision makers in the three “bodies” above are totally incapable of thinking “outside the box”.
A very simple example is the Tyne and Wear Metro running from Newcastle Central station direct to Newcastle Airport.
Rail link now please and no more talk of parkway stations/bus transfers to the airport.
From: Tim Emmott, Coppice Drive, Harrogate.
I AM total fan of the proposals to rejuvenate LBA and impressed with the efforts of the CEO, Hywel Rees, to respond to questions and queries. LBA is a dump. It is wrong to say it is third-world. It is worse.
However, my wife and I are thoroughly enjoying the emotive letters from readers objecting to the proposals and we would hope that any decision can be delayed until after the Covid lockdown.
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