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Why Oppose Expansion?

Debunking myths about LBA expansion

  1. Debunking the myth that Leeds Bradford Airport can expand to 7 million passengers a year even after withdrawing its planning application

  2. Debunking LBA’s claim that it can fly an unlimited number of planes at night - in brief

  3. Debunking LBA’s claim that it can fly an unlimited number of planes at night - in detail

  4. Debunking LBA’s claim that aviation is ‘going green’ soon


Why do we oppose expansion?

The Climate Crisis: protect our future

LBA expansion would mean a huge increase in the airport’s greenhouse gas emissions. Leeds City Council has signed the UK100 Net Zero Pledge and committed to make the Leeds district carbon net zero by 2045. However from 2026 an expanded airport would pump out more emissions than are allowed in the carbon budget for the whole of Leeds. We all depend on the same climate so we all need to protect it. Sir David King, the government's former chief scientific advisor, has warned: “Time is no longer on our side… what we plan to do over the next 10 to 12 years will determine the future of humanity for the next 10,000 years”. Read more...

Christopher Harry - Wasted

Christopher Harry - Wasted

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Animation credit: Christopher Harry.


Noise and Health: put people first

Noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s daily lives at school, at work, at home and during leisure time. It disturbs sleep, causing high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Aircraft noise is a serious problem and the World Health Organisation recommends far lower thresholds to prevent adverse health impacts from aviation. Even more flights means even more noise. Read more...