On Thursday the 30th May 2019, the Civil Aviation Authority announced that it had refused Leeds Bradford Airport’s proposals to alter flight patterns. The CAA gave the following reasons:
a) The justifications for the changes were presented ambiguously and were difficult to comprehend.
b) The Operators and Owners of all classes of aircraft who participated in the consultation did not have their concerns, which were raised in the consultation process, conscientiously considered and mitigated adequately.
c) Consultations should be informative and provide enough information for those participating to understand the issues. The diagrams presented in some of the submitted documents do not accurately portray the impact of the change to the communities involved.
The CAA gives the background to its decision in this document.
Our thanks to the North West Leeds Transport Forum and all other groups and individuals who helped to achieve this outcome.