A PUBLIC demonstration against link road proposals for Leeds Bradford Airport will take place in Horsforth this weekend.

The demonstration, which is also protesting against airport expansion, sets off at 10.30am on Saturday, February 20, from Horsforth Hall Park.

Details of the event have been tweeted by the UK Greenbelt Guards, a national Facebook community group for greenbelt campaigners.

A Leeds City Council consultation on three options to improve connectivity to Leeds Bradford Airport is being carried out until February 26.

The options - costing between £15m and £75m - include two link road proposals. The cheapest option would involve upgrading existing roads.

The proposals have proved controversial and have been attacked by MPs, councillors and local greenbelt campaigners.

But Leeds City Council has defended its plans, and is stressing the schemes will not only improve road access to the airport but will also reduce congestion on the A65 and A658 Harrogate Road.