Local MP Attends Leeds Bradford Airport ‘Masterplan’ Launch

Batley and Spen MP, Tracy Brabin, has attended the launch of Leeds Bradford Airport’s (LBA) Masterplan, which outlines the next 13 years of development at LBA.

The Leeds City Regional event was attended by a group of senior council leaders, councillors MEPs, and MPs who learnt about the airport’s plans to grow and develop to carry a projected 7.1m passengers by 2030.

Batley and Spen MP, Tracy Brabin said:

“It was a pleasure to visit Leeds Bradford Airport to see for myself the improvement work that they are undertaking, and to hear about their plans to develop in the coming years.

Here in West Yorkshire we have a lot to be proud enough, and frankly we do not shout loudly enough about the incredible tourism and business opportunities here. I am pleased to hear that the promotion of our region is something that Leeds Bradford Airport is working on, and I will actively lend my support wherever Batley and Spen can benefit from this.

“I am always supportive of any plans which could bring economic benefits to Batley and Spen, and I am particularly pleased to hear that the airport is mindful of the need to improve transport links to it”.

John Parkin, Chief Executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, said:

“This Masterplan paves the way for the future of LBA and importantly sets out ways in which we will seek to meet air travel demand in a sustainable way, while contributing significantly to the economy.

“Our vision is to be an outstanding airport, connecting Yorkshire with the world and this document is central to how we will deliver that. We will continue to work closely with the Local and Combined Authorities and Local Enterprise Partnership to ensure that our plans are of benefit to all.

“I would like to thank everyone, including many community groups, for their feedback during our consultation process. We very much look forward to the coming years, in which passengers will see a step change in many areas of our development – exciting times for LBA.”