The Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport (GALBA) committee
This morning, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Chief Executive announced that he has withdrawn the airport’s planning application. WE’VE WON!
This is a victory for our climate and our communities!
We are delighted that LBA has acknowledged defeat. It means that the airport cannot extend daytime flying hours nor remove night time flying controls. As they said in their own planning application, this means they don’t have the capacity to increase passenger numbers above 5 million a year.
Here’s the key sentence, in the Environmental Statement at para 1.1.4: “The Airport is forecast to continue to grow over the next decade reaching 7 million passengers per annum by 2030, assuming that existing operational restrictions imposed by existing planning controls are amended through the current planning application.”
Well that can’t happen now!
Make no mistake, this victory is down to people power – you and the thousands of other people who took action, donated funds and never gave up hope that we can make the right choices today to build a better tomorrow for everyone.
We will keep a close eye on what the airport’s Australian owners do next and we will act again if they try to break any rules that limit any rise in passengers above five million. We remain vigilant and ready to continue the fight to protect our climate and communities.
But for today, we’re celebrating success! A massive ‘thank you’ for backing the campaign.
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