Feb 13, 2021

Leeds Bradford Airport expansion plans approved

Plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport by building a new terminal have been approved despite objections. GALBA. Supporters have said that without the expansion passengers would be forced to drive to other airports, transferring the emissions elsewhere. According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, Leeds University climate scientist Jefim Vogel said: "It is like road-building, you build another road and there will be more cars on the road overall. Airport expansion drives demand for flights." It's not clear how the Leeds airport expansion plans will play out, and how they will fit with national policy. Speaking after the decision was approved, Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport said it would continue to fight the expansion plans and said the council had "Put itself on the wrong side of history" and the decision was "Legally flawed".

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