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Two new terminals planned for Cardiff Airport

Cardiff airport expansion 3to2

Plans for two new terminals, a multi-storey car park and an improved integrated transport facility at Cardiff Airport have been laid out in its first 2040 draft masterplan.

The airport said the new masterplan set out principles as a “guide for expansion and improvement”.

In the document, it said it wanted to promote a new “best in class” terminal, focused on optimising the user experience, a cargo terminal and future integration with the Metro and rail link with Cardiff International Airport.

It also said it wanted to develop its green credentials to meet environmental and social commitments.

The airport hopes to expand its capacity growing to 3M passengers per year by 2040.

As part of the expansion, dedicated road access is to be provided for the terminal from the A4226, separating Airport traffic from other uses including the Enterprise Zone traffic.

Consultations on the masterplan will now take place until 14 September. The final masterplan is expected to be published in the Autumn.

The airport said once the masterplan was published it would form part of local planning policy, with phased delivery from 2019.

The UK Government recommends airports produce masterplans which are updated at least once every five years.

The airport said this would be its first Masterplan and it would continue to update it in the future to help take into account emerging relevant policy and guidance.

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