Gatwick announces plans to bring its standby runway into routine…

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Gatwick announces plans to bring its standby runway into routine…

Gatwick announces plans to bring its standby runway into routine use
2021-08-25 21:58:00
Gatwick airport has announced that it will start a 12 week consultation, from the 9th September to the 1st December, on its plans to modify and alter the current standby runway, for use as another runway. This consultation comes before Gatwick submits an application to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the expansion. This is necessary because, under the Planning Act ? 2012, any airport application that will result in more than 10 million more annual passengers, and thus be considered to be a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, has to go through the DCO process, rather than the conventional planning application to the local authority.  Details of the consultation and its contents will be published on 9th September, but it is thought that materials will be entirely – or almost entirely – online.  This application for a huge increase in annual air passengers, and thus inevitably an increase in carbon emissions, comes before the UK hosts the  COP26 climate talks, and the IPCC has warned about just how serious the climate change situation is – including the urgency of the need to cut carbon emissions. .Tweet   Gatwick announces plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use – to secure its long-term growth, 18,400 new jobs and a boost to the local economy 25/08/2021 (Gatwick Airport press release) Gatwick has today announced that a public consultation will start on the 9th September 2021 on plans to bring its existing Northern Runway [its standby runway] into routine use alongside its Main Runway. The scheme will help secure the airports long-term growth, generating approximately 18,400 additional jobs by 2038 and an additional expected £1.5bn GVA to the region. While passenger numbers currently remain low due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gatwick is taking its plans for growth forward now as we still expect to be capacity constrained in the time it would take to secure approvals, complete constructi

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