Gatwick expansion consultation ends 1st December – its plans would…

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Gatwick expansion consultation ends 1st December – its plans would…

Gatwick expansion consultation ends 1st December – its plans would have ‘few benefits’
2021-11-26 18:24:00
The Gatwick consultation on its plans to use its northern, standby, runway as a full runway, ends on 1st December. It is important that anyone who has strong views on the issue submits a response, even if a very brief one. The impact of the expansion would be to hugely increase noise, carbon emissions, local road and rail congestion, air pollution, light pollution and more. The airport is trying to talk up its plans, with extravagant and improbable claims of the number of jobs that might be created locally, and the positive economic impact.  Local campaign group, GACC, has prepared extensive comments to the consultation, to help people respond. Also a short, quick version that people can use – or ideally adapt into their own words – to express their concerns. GACC says Gatwick’s plans “would have few benefits but serious climate change consequences and devastating impacts on local communities and people under flight paths.”  Any increase in jobs would be by displacement from other regions and would be inconsistent with the government’s ‘levelling up’ plans. And its case for growth simply doesn’t stack up and the consequences are unthinkable. .Tweet   Details of the Gatwick consultation and how to respond are on the GACC website here https://www.gacc.org.uk/gatwick-expansion.php . GACC RESPONSE TO THE GATWICK CONSULTATION The GACC Response Summary – for a brief response DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION      or  DOWNLOAD WORD VERSION  (copied below)  or you can download a PDF of WORD version of the responses to all the individual questions: DOWNLOAD SHORT PDF VERSION.     and   DOWNLOAD SHORT  WORD VERSION DOWNLOAD LONG PDF VERSION.     and DOWNLOAD LONG  WORD VERSION . More can be found on aspects of the planned expansion, on the links below. NOISE NEED CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT The Gatwick Consultation Summary is  HERE Responses can be done through the questionnaire                       – online format                      –  Download .pdf format or else submit responses by email, to [email protected] or by letter to  FREEPOST RTRB-LUUJ-AGBY By 1st December 2021 Plans for Gatwick growth would have ‘few benefits’ say conservationists Conservationists are putting forward strong opposition to Gatwick Airport’s expansion plans. By Sarah Page  (West Sussex County Times) 24th November 2021 Members of the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) are opposed to any further growth at Gatwick. The airport is proposing to bring its current emergency (standby) runway – its Northern Runway – into regular use for departing flights, alongside its existing main runway. Airport officials say the project is forecast to generate an extra 18,400 new jobs and generate an extra £1.5bn for the region’s economy.  [Take that with a big pinch of salt.  AW comment]  But GACC maintains that the airport’s proposals show “that growth at the airport would have few benefits but serious climate change consequences and devastating impacts on local communities and people under flight paths.” The group says any increase in jobs would be by displacement from other regions and would be inconsistent with the government’s ‘levelling up’ plans. It also disputes the amount of economic benefits claimed. GACC adds: “E

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