Get ready for business trips taking off again: three properties close to LBA
UK air passenger numbers plummeted in 2020 by 75 per cent, with traffic at Heathrow, normally one of the world’s busiest airports, reduced to 1970s levels by the coronavirus lockdowns.
But while the sector will be one of the last to get back on its feet, there are signs that the process has started. Earlier this month, for example, Eastern Airways started flying to Newquay in Cornwall from Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA), marking the launch of the summer season.
Leeds Bradford has been as hard hit as any airport by the pandemic, but Jet2 is reporting high demand for getaways in Turkey, Cyprus and Greece, even though it won’t be flying from LBA until at least June 17.
The airport is currently awaiting a final decision on its £150m redevelopment plans. If approved, it would get a rebuilt terminal, allowing it to increase passenger numbers and, presumably, destinations.
While this would undoubtedly have environmental implications, its impact will be weighed against the benefits for business travellers, who need to travel abroad for work.
There are thousands of companies in our region that trade overseas, either importing or exporting, and businesspeople often need to travel abroad to hammer out deals, visit clients and source suppliers, so this is no small consideration.
If you’re one of them, and living close to our region’s local airport is an important consideration, one of the following three properties may be the one for you.
Start the moving process now and you should be in pole position to take advantage of the airport’s relaunch once the pandemic restrictions are finally lifted.
Brook Royde is a large, detached, stone-built property between Weeton and Huby, just a quarter of an hour’s drive from LBA.
The main house has five bedrooms and two bathrooms, but there’s also a two-bed annexe above the attached double garage, with shower room and study. Back in the main house, there are also four reception rooms, a large kitchen and utility room.
Outside, there are 2.2 acres of mainly south-facing gardens and paddocks, with woodland and beck flowing through.
In Huby, 6 Grosvenor Gardens is a semi-detached family home on a cul-de-sac close to Weeton railway station. It has three bedrooms, house bathroom, dining kitchen, utility room, lounge, office and storage room. There is also off-street parking, a detached single garage, large gardens with brick outbuilding and greenhouse, and beautiful countryside views.
Finally, 9 The Pines is a stone-built detached house with four bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, utility room, and open-plan sitting and dining rooms which open onto the sunroom. On the lower ground floor there’s a large workshop and store and outside there’s a double garage, good-sized gardens, and long-distance countryside views.