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Ideas to improve access to Leeds Bradford Airport

Ideas to improve access to Leeds Bradford Airport

Published at 8:17am 30th September 2015. (Updated at 4:31pm 30th September 2015)

Plans to ease congestion around Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed.

Leeds City Council has outlined three options which it hopes will improve access.

Of the three proposed options, two would see the creation of a new link road, whilst the third consists of widening existing roads and upgrading junctions.

The first option proposes the building of a new road from the A65, running along the eastern edge of the airport before joining the A658 to the north.

The second option sees the new road follow the same initial path from the A65, running between Rawdon and Horsforth, but runs to the south west of the airport before joining the A658.

The third option does not involve building a new road, but upgrading the existing A65 and A658 around Rawdon and Yeadon to the airport.

This would see junctions upgraded and some road widening where needed.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning, said: "Improving road access to Leeds Bradford Airport and tackling congestion issues on the local network is a priority for the city and region, but we need to do it right, which is why we are releasing this information now so people can see what we are proposing ahead of the full consultation process.

"The airport contributes more than £100 millon a year to our economy, with its future growth essential to providing new jobs in the years and decades to come.

"That is why it is vital access to and from the airport is as effective as it can be, while also serving the needs of the local communities, so we look forward to people considering the options and giving us their views when the full consultation process takes place."

Full details will be available for the formal public consultation process which is expected to begin in November and will include drop-in sessions.

The scheme to improve road access to the airport is going to be funded through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, with Leeds City Council leading on its planning and delivery.

More information at www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Airport-Link-Road.aspx