Yorkshire needs a brand new airport in a better location - YEP letters

FROM: Melvyn Woodhead, Woodhead Investments and Development Services Ltd, Providence Street, Wakefield

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 6:00 am

THE article spelt out by Michael Meadowcroft about Leeds Bradford Airport, and problems with its location, made a lot of sense (YEP, January 30).

It is as simple as this: Leeds Bradford Airport outgrew itself years ago. It is the most unsuitable site for a commercial airport.

Very few people enjoy using it due to its unsatisfactory layout and terrible access for vehicles.

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Yorkshire needs a brand new airport in a better location - YEP letters

It is also around 1,000ft above sea level adding further handicaps.

Yorkshire deserves a far better site for an international airport, i.e. somewhere between Leeds and Hull.

Ideally, take 1,000 acres plus of land around Selby north of the M62.

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Leeds Bradford Airport could still be kept for lesser activity, ie freight/leisure/short haul.

The local residents would be pleased and greater prospects could be had by all with a brand new airport akin to Manchester.