Saturday 23 October 2021

Gatwick Northern Runway Consultation

We strongly oppose the planned Gatwick expansion involving conversion of the current emergency runway into a 'Northern' runway inflicting unnecessary environmental damage through a huge increase in annual flights.

Gatwick is one of several UK airports seeking expansion although it is well established that aviation is a significant polluting industry. Expansion will inevitably lead to increases in pollution of all types including carbon release. The aviation industry should be taking a responsible attitude and desist from expansion projects. This would at least avoid increasing the already high rate of harmful emissions. We are at a point of no return in relation to environmental damage. The current favouring of alleged economic advantages over pollution reduction and achieving Government environmental targets should be reversed. Gatwick should take the opportunity to present itself as a responsible organisation and lead the industry in abandoning the planned expansion.

HAVE YOUR SAY by responding to the public consultation                                     GATWICK AIRPORT/future-plans/northern-runway

See: NCS Response to Consultation