Gatwick 2nd runway plans must – and will – be…

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Gatwick 2nd runway plans must – and will – be…

Gatwick 2nd runway plans must – and will – be opposed and rejected
2021-08-26 06:27:00
Local community group, the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC), say the proposed expansion of Gatwick, which it confirmed today, is unwelcome, unnecessary; if approved, it would have devastating consequences for the environment, local communities, and people living under flight paths, even many miles away.  GACC – with local community groups – is relaunching its ‘Gatwick’s Big Enough’ campaign to fight the proposals. The plan to grow the airport’s capacity by between 40% and over 60% over the next 15 years involves use of new technology on the main runway, and re-aligning and widening the existing emergency (or standby) runway to form a 2nd runway.  This will mean more noise, more local rail and road congestion, more air pollution and more carbon emissions.  If it gets its way, Gatwick would be able to grow from 45 million passengers and 280,000 flights in 2018, to 74 million passengers and 390,000 flights over the next 15 years, nearly the size Heathrow is now. GACC says: “This proposal is unnecessary and ill conceived. It must and will be opposed and rejected.“ Tweet   Gatwick 2nd runway plans must – and will – be opposed and rejected GACC (Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign) press release 25th August 2021 The proposed expansion of Gatwick, confirmed today by the airport, is unwelcome, unnecessar

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