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Leeds Local Plan 2040 consultation

Please send your response by 24 March


Leeds City Council is consulting about what should be included in its Local Plan up to 2040. This really matters because the Local Plan sets the top level policy for all planning decisions - including any new application by the airport to expand. In the current consultation, The Council has asked whether their policy on LBA should be updated. We say: yes! It should be focused on stopping any expansion of the airport, not allowing it to happen. Please click here for a step by step guide that explains how to find and respond to the Local Plan 2040 consultation. It should only take about 15 minutes. You can also read GALBA’s full response here. Remember: the deadline is Friday 24 March. Thank you.

LBA breaks night time flying rules

GALBA complains to Leeds City Council


If you live near the airport or under the flight path, you’ll have noticed how much noise has been caused by night time flying this year. Now we can confirm that it’s worse than it should have been. GALBA has monitored the number of night flights during the summer and found that LBA has exceeded the number it’s allowed to operate by over 600 flights. We have asked the Council to investigate as quickly as possible and take action to stop LBA flouting the rules.


To protect the health and wellbeing of people affected by aircraft noise, the existing planning conditions place strict limits to the number of take-offs and landings allowed between 11pm and 7am. After taking into account permitted exceptions, GALBA’s monitoring reveals that LBA has gone way over the night flight limit. Find out more and make sure you tell your councillors exactly what you think! Go to our Night Flight Noise page.


We’re taking the government to court!

Please support our challenge against Jet Zero


Unbelievably, Jet Zero - the government’s so-called ‘green aviation strategy’ - has given the green light to a huge expansion of flying and airports. Instead of protecting our climate and communities, Jet Zero encourages more flights and bigger airports, which means even more greenhouse gases, noise and air pollution.


We have two crowdfunders to pay for our legal costs.  Please would you make a donation via Just Giving or Crowd Justice and help us WIN?


If you would rather donate straight into our bank – you can find the details here.


We’ve just made a great film on Jet Zero which you can find on our Jet Zero page along with loads of other information about why Jet Zero is a load of dangerous greenwash.  


What happened to LBA’s planning application?


On 10 March 2022, LBA’s Chief Exec announced he had withdrawn the airport’s expansion planning application. This was 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 and we’re ready to fight whatever they try next.

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