Roight! I'll start off by saying a big 'haha' to everyone who has dissed my little airport in the past, growth has continued throughout the past couple of years. Passenger figures passed the 2.6 million last year, and are expected to increase once again next year.
Not only that, but I was informed by a couple of members of the severnside aviation group that a new terminal will be built, and as far as I know will run side by side with the airports existing terminal (only completed in mid-2000), to boost the capacity for handling passengers from 3.5m to 7.5m. Also a new apron, 3 times the size of the original is set to be built, details are still sketchy on what is going on, and there is not much room to expand at the airport site.
This all adds to the recent boosts of a new CatIII landing system, a new control tower and offices/terminal area all recently completed.