Gatwick public consultation begins on plans to convert standby runway…

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Gatwick public consultation begins on plans to convert standby runway…

Gatwick public consultation begins on plans to convert standby runway to full use as 2nd runway
2021-09-09 11:58:00
Gatwick airport has started a public consultation on its plans to bring its standby runway, just north of the main runway, into routine use for departing aircraft – alongside the main runway.  It means having to reposition the centre line of the standby runway, moving it 12 metres north. That then just meets international runway safety standards.  The consultation ends on 1st December 2021. Due to the size of the proposal, increasing the annual number of passengers by over 10 million, it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. Therefore Gatwick will next have to  apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to build and operate the altered runway. This consultation is not the DCO application itself.  Gatwick hopes to get consent to start the first stages of the runway process by 2023, starting actual building work in 2024, with the runway finished by 2029. The work is expected currently to cost £500 million – there are extravagant claims about numbers of new jobs and local economic benefit.  This growth is in addition to more growth by increased use of the main runway, but that does not need a DCO application. Gatwick’s annual CO2 emissions could rise by a million tonnes.  This will be the last full consultation on the expansion. .Tweet   Gatwick airport documents about the consultation https://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/future-plans/northern-runway/ and https://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/future-plans/northern-runway/documents/ and https://www.gatwickairport.com/globalassets/company/future-plans/northern-runway/2021/summary.pdf READ AND DOWNLOAD THE CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS Consultation Summary Document – a summary of our proposals and options Read our Consultation Summary Document – view as PDF Consultation Questionnaire – includes questions on areas where feedback will help to shape our proposals Launch our Consultation Questionnaire – view and complete online Download our Consultation Questionnaire – view as PDF Consultation Overview Document – includes more detailed information. This document sets out an overview of our proposals and approach to managing impacts Read our Consultation Overview Document – view as PDF and there are other documents at https://www.gatwickairport.com/business-community/future-plans/northern-runway/documents/ Gatwick says: We are now consulting on our proposals to bring the existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside our main runway. We are calling our proposals the Northern Runway Project. It is anticipated that by 2038 this would increase Gatwick’s passenger throughput to approximately 75.6 million passengers per annum (mppa), compared to a maximum potential passenger throughput based on the existing runway of approximately 62.4 mppa. This represents an anticipated increase in capacity of approximately 13.2 mppa. This level of passenger increase, along with the road improvements needed to support it, means the project is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) and we will need to apply for a development consent order (DCO) to build and operate it. A DCO can combine planning consent to develop, operate and maintain an infrastructure project, with other important planning and environmental approvals that would otherwise need to be applied for separately. Consultation is an important part of the DCO process as it enables everyone to comment on the proposals. The feedback received, along with further technical work and environmental studies, will inform the development of our proposals ahead of submission of our DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate. The Planning Inspectorate will then review and examine the application, including encouraging submission of views from local people and other interested parties, before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport, who will take the final decision on whether or not to grant consent. For more information on the DCO planning process, please visit: infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk. Gatwick Airport: Public consultation begins on £500m plans for second runway By Christian Fuller    chris_fuller11   (The Argus) 9th September 2021 A PUBLIC consultation has begun on plans to bring Gatwick Airport’s emergency runway into routine use. The proposed project would bring the airports existing northern runway i

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