Leeds Bradford submits new terminal plan

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Leeds Bradford Airport has submitted its planning application for a replacement terminal to Leeds City Council.

The plans, announced in January, replace a previously approved scheme and the existing terminal building with a more efficient development.

Under the proposals, a three-floor, 34,000m2  replacement terminal on an alternative site within the airport’s boundary will be constructed. If approved, work could begin before the end of 2020 and the terminal could be completed in 2023.

Hywel Rees, chief executive of Leeds Bradford Airport, said, “The new terminal design allows delivery of existing consented capacity in a more efficient way, with a smaller environmental footprint. The replacement building will have a modern, flexible design while achieving operational excellence to give passengers the best experience and address the challenges we know our passengers face far too frequently that cannot be overcome within our current building.”

Sandy Needham, chief executive of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber, said, “As the economy begins to recover, investment in new infrastructure will provide jobs not only during the construction phase but after works are complete. As we transition out of the single European market, hopefully with a comprehensive free trade deal, at the end of 2020 it will be more important than ever that Yorkshire businesses can access global markets conveniently.”

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