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White Heather

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Maybe we should start a (reverse psychology) negative airport campaign for 10,000 new homes to be built on the airport site with associated roads. That will give moaning NIMBYs something to think about. I wonder how many would actually say er well actually the airport is alright?
Now that would be interesting.
 

airforced

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Leeds Bradford Airport boss defends plans for terminal.
From a relatively quick read it seems to me that Mr Rees has covered all the bases there leaving all the objectors with nothing to object about. I can't see that the Council could see it any other way either.
 

White Heather

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From a relatively quick read it seems to me that Mr Rees has covered all the bases there leaving all the objectors with nothing to object about. I can't see that the Council could see it any other way either.
He clearly read the GALBA rubbish that I sent him. It's good to see such a proactive CEO that is prepared to go out there to the public.
 

White Heather

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So the expected increase in aircraft movements is 16000 per annum. That might sound a lot, but, over an average of 364 days per year (excluding Christmas Day), it equates to 44 movements per day - or 22 extra landings and 22 extra departures. Less than one extra inbound and outbound aircraft per hour across a full 24 hour period.

OK, there will probably be more than that in summer, but equally there will be less over winter months. As there are very few movements during the night it also means more during daytime to compensate, but even so, these figures suggest we are looking at no more than 4 to 6 extra movements per hour which is hardly going to cause major issues, especially with such growth occurring gradually between 2023 and 2030 (assuming all goes to plan).
 

fight2win

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So the expected increase in aircraft movements is 16000 per annum. That might sound a lot, but, over an average of 364 days per year (excluding Christmas Day), it equates to 44 movements per day - or 22 extra landings and 22 extra departures. Less than one extra inbound and outbound aircraft per hour across a full 24 hour period.

OK, there will probably be more than that in summer, but equally there will be less over winter months. As there are very few movements during the night it also means more during daytime to compensate, but even so, these figures suggest we are looking at no more than 4 to 6 extra movements per hour which is hardly going to cause major issues, especially with such growth occurring gradually between 2023 and 2030 (assuming all goes to plan).
During a normal summers day at LBA we would see 1 aircraft movement id say every 15mins when you average it out (quiet times and busy times) so the expected increase in aircraft movements means we would see an aircraft movement every 5 to 10mins, this would keep us plane spotters occupied! :happy:
 

G-AZNZ(2)

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Maybe we should start a (reverse psychology) negative airport campaign for 10,000 new homes to be built on the airport site with associated roads. That will give moaning NIMBYs something to think about. I wonder how many would actually say er well actually the airport is alright?
Didn't they find a rich seam of coal when they were digging the footings for the Multiflight hanger? I'm sure some was removed and the airport made a nice little earner.
Maybe an opencast pit!!
That'd give the B******s something to winge about!
 

LBA787

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Boris today announcing his 5billion "build build build" plans, with private sector building programmes keen on his list, reminds me of something in the plans at LBA! :unsure: :happy:
The labour run LCC will spite the conservative government anyway they can, or at least I get the feeling they would.

Where all singing from the same hymn sheet here.

It’s basic understanding from all sides that infrastructure investment is exactly what is needed to drive the economy forward and possibly avert a monster recession.

HS2
Hospitals
Schools
Roads
Rail upgrades

Shame LBA’s link road was scrapped and also LHR R3...

short sighted!
 

fight2win

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I know there are many views on the HS2 but it really is a massive project that is desperately needed esp after the covid situation. Boris would also get abit more credit if he started the construction in Leeds and Manchester and not London. But yes fully agree with you lba787, a good link road and also the LBA park and ride would be the icing on the cake for LBA!
 

Coathanger16

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Boris would also get abit more credit if he started the construction in Leeds and Manchester and not London.
If it had been planned that way they yes possibly. Construction however has now started on Phase 1, so starting from Leeds/Manchester would mean pausing construction.

In this instance building the Northern stretch as phase 2 works better as it gives more time for HS2 and NPR/HS3/Northern Crossrail to be better integrated. When phase 1 hybrid bill was going through parliament, NPR/HS3 was only just being suggested.
 

fight2win

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If it had been planned that way they yes possibly. Construction however has now started on Phase 1, so starting from Leeds/Manchester would mean pausing construction.

In this instance building the Northern stretch as phase 2 works better as it gives more time for HS2 and NPR/HS3/Northern Crossrail to be better integrated. When phase 1 hybrid bill was going through parliament, NPR/HS3 was only just being suggested.
Ok thanks for the info, I no nothing about railways and trains haha
 

Heathrowflyer

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The council would be mad not to go for the LBA development....Birmingham has just announced 250 redundancies. It's an era of contraction not expansion.
 
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