GREAT NEWS! We have Stopped Leeds Bradford Airport Expansion!
But we need to keep a close eye on what LBA tries next…
What’s the latest? LBA has pulled its planning application
On 10 March 2022, the Chief Exec of Leeds Bradford Airport announced he had withdrawn LBA’s planning application so the public inquiry has been cancelled. It means the airport cannot start unrestricted flying at 6am, nor carry on till 11.30 pm, nor remove the limit on the number of night time flights. These are all changes that LBA wanted in order to allow them to make 16,000 more flights per year. This is a victory for our climate and our communities and it was won by people power!
But the fight isn't over yet. The airport’s owners have claimed that they can increase the number of day and night time flights even without their planning application being approved. We absolutely contest their claims. So we will have to continue the fight against this assault on public health and our climate. To do this, we still need high quality legal advice and we may need to take further legal action to stop any breach of the existing rules. That means we will continue to incur costs.
As you know, airport expansion is a national issue and we hope this victory will offer hope and encouragement to similar campaigns across the country. We will continue working with other campaigns in the UK as well as supporting legal moves to ensure the government takes its climate commitments seriously by preventing unrestricted aviation growth.
We are very grateful to everyone who has donated to the campaign - it's been crucial to our success. If you have different views about what we might do with your donation, including a refund, please email us by 10pm on Thursday 21 April: GalbaUK@protonmail.com
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