Airport access consultation is extended by a month

A series of additional drop-in sessions will be held early next year as part of the initial public consultation on improving road access to Leeds Bradford Airport.

Due to the level of interest in the options around supporting the development of the airport, Leeds City Council has also confirmed the consultation will be extended by a month, now ending on Friday 26th February.

More than 1,000 people have already taken part in the initial consultation by attending one of the first four drop-in sessions or filling in the survey form at www.leeds.gov.uk/AirportLinkRoad.

The following additional drop-in sessions have now been confirmed:

  • Wednesday 13th January, Yeadon Library & One Stop Centre, 3-6:30pm
  • Thursday 14th January, Pool Village Hall, 1:30-4:30pm
  • Friday 15th January, The Grove Methodist Church, Horsforth, 3-7pm
  • Monday 18th January, Leonardo Building, 11am-2pm
  • Wednesday 20th 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 used by 3.3million passengers a year. It also contributes more than £100m annually to the city region economy and was earmarked as a key element of the long-term transport vision for Leeds put forward by the council in October, with the need to develop its strategic connectivity seen as critical to its future success as the regional airport and as an economic hub.

Leeds City Council 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.”