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Plans to demolish existing buildings and build a new terminal were approved by Leeds City Council in February.But that decision was referred to the government after objectors said it would contribute to climate change.
2021/04/07 13:22
Leeds Bradford Airport said the new terminal was not an expansion as it could already expand passenger numbers with its existing facilities.It added that the replacement building would be a more efficient and sustainable development helping it to achieve its carbon net-zero goals by 2023.
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Rebecca Newsom, Greenpeace UK's head of politics, said: "But we're just months away from hosting critical global climate talks, and this climate-wrecking mega project is clearly incompatible with our plans to cut emissions, so why only delay the decision and not just call it in now?"Meanwhile, in a tweet, the Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport, said: "No airport anywhere should expand. Delaying this decision is good news."
2021/04/07 13:22
His note to the airport didn't spell out his reasoning, but it's reasonable to assume Mr Jenrick wanted to avoid another bruising like the one he suffered recently after tacitly approving a plan for a coal mine in Cumbria. He was forced into a U-turn on that issue.
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So when will we get a final ruling? The government won't say, but my guess is we'll have to wait for the government's transport decarbonisation strategy due in the coming months that will show how all emissions from transport can be reduced.
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