Say NO to Leeds Bradford Airport expansion
Say YES to a safer, cleaner, greener and quieter future
Leeds Bradford Airport wants to expand from 4 million to 7 million passengers per year. That would mean:
Thousands more flights
More greenhouse gas emissions
More noise and sleep deprivation
More air pollution
More congested roads
Leeds needs to become carbon net zero by 2050. But Leeds Bradford Airport plans to massively increase its greenhouse gas emissions in the next 10 years. That’s plane crazy!
Together we can still stop airport expansion and build a better world.
What’s the latest?
On 6 April 2021, the Secretary of State announced that he was postponing a decision on whether to hold a public inquiry into Leeds Bradford Airport expansion. GALBA has asked him to ‘call in’ LBA’s application because airport expansion is not a purely local matter. You can read our ‘call in’ request letter here.
Previously, GALBA was disappointed that Leeds City Council chose to conditionally approve the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport on 11 March 2021. This was the wrong decision: wrong in law, wrong for our communities and wrong for our climate! Leeds City Council put itself on the wrong side of history. However our campaign continues to grow. We’re in a climate emergency and we simply cannot afford to carry on as if there’s no problem with increasing greenhouse gas emissions. So stick with us – this story is far from finished…
About Leeds City Council’s decision: even with the conditions, this gives the green light for a huge increase in greenhouse gases, noise and air pollution. Expansion would make it impossible for our city to become net zero and would make a mockery of the Council’s Climate Emergency Declaration. It renders that declaration meaningless because when it has come to action, Leeds City Council has been shown wanting. They are in denial. This was an opportunity for the Council to show leadership and accept responsibility for protecting our world. They have failed. In doing so, they have lost all credibility when it comes to tackling the gravest danger that we face – the climate crisis.
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