I have received the following information from the Council about the on going consultation events (see list at foot of the page) in respect of the airport:

“We will be shortly commencing the next phase of consultation on the Leeds Bradford Airport Transport Links. The consultation will launch on the 18th Feb at which time the website and the opportunity to provide feedback will be available.”

The briefing that accompanied the note above states:

Consultation approach

We have new drawings and animations showing what the schemes could look like. We now require further feedback from local residents, businesses, passengers and all stakeholders who will benefit or be impacted by the LBA Link Route and LBA Parkway Station schemes. This feedback will help to inform and develop the business cases. Both schemes are still in the development stage, and whilst all technical details on the LBA Link Route are not fully completed, it has been agreed to consult on both schemes together, known as Phase 1a, with further technical information provided in Phase 1b later in 2019, so as to expedite delivery of the Parkway station if possible, subject to funding and approvals.

The Phase 1a consultation will be launched on the 18th Feb 2019, presenting the three options for the LBA Link Route, showing how these have developed since the initial engagement in 2015/16. This will also introduce the first look at the new LBA Parkway Station. We will be holding a number of public events within the local communities with representatives there to explain the project, answer questions and provide more information with everyone being encouraged to have their say via the online questionnaire.

Once the ongoing technical work has been completed, the next phase of the consultation, Phase 1b, will focus on the LBA Link Route with additional technical details available on the options. This will give an opportunity to provide feedback from the Phase 1a consultation earlier in the year on both schemes. At this stage we expect to be able to provide more information on the emerging preferred option.

Programme and Next Steps

  • Initial Consultation (2015/16 complete)
  • Joint Public Consultation Phase 1a (18th February to 12th April 2019)
  • Joint Public Consultation Phase 1b (mid-late 2019)


  • Outline Business Case submission to WYCA early 2019 (Parkway); Autumn 2019 (Link Route)

 The venues for the consultation are:

Mon 25 Feb 3pm – 7pm Town Hall High Street, Yeadon, LS19 7PP

Thurs 28 Feb 5pm – 8pm Otley Courthouse, Courthouse St, Otley, LS21 3AN

Tues 5 Mar 11.30am – 2:30pm Greenacre Hall, 55 New Rd Side, Rawdon, LS19 6DD

Sat 9 Mar 2pm – 5pm Cookridge Village Hall, Moseley Wood Ln, LS16 7ER

Tues 12 Mar 5pm – 8:30pm Methodist Church, Eastgate, Bramhope, LS16 9AA

Tues 19 Mar 5pm – 8:30pm The Grove Church, Town St, Horsforth, LS18 4RJ