Gatwick Obviously

e-newsletter No.23

Judicial Review v CAA


In early February we said we would leave you in peace for a few weeks, after you had done so much in January in response to our various appeals.

However we also promised that we would continue to work hard behind the scenes to try and restore some tranquility to our collective airspace, after the devastating changes we have all endured.

We can now advise that we have served a Judicial Review upon the CAA, with Gatwick Airport Limited listed under the CAA as an 'Interested Party'.

See the Judicial Review documents on our website:

  1. Witness statement by Martin  Barraud of GON:
    View here (Acrobat PDF - 147kb)
  2. Statement of Facts & Grounds:
    View here (Acrobat PDF - 205kb)

Our Ground of Claim is that there has indeed been a change in the use of our airspace and that the CAA should first have consulted on such change before it was put into effect by GAL and NATS, and so that the Secretary of State can make the final decision as to whether it should be allowed. To date no consultation has taken place and this whole procedure has been bypassed.

We were tasked with raising substantial funds by our legal team and in our first phase of fundraising did exactly that, with over £100,000 pledged locally in 5 days – such is the widespread fury out here.

We need to double this figure to see us through and will be turning to Crowd Funding in due course.

However, we would hugely appreciate it if you could see your way to any donations now. Below are our details for paying on-line.

If you prefer to pay by cheque please email

All funds are securely held in our own GON bank account, under the eye of our Treasurer, a Partner in a City firm of accountants. All funds given will be formally receipted.

If they succeed in making the narrowing of the flight paths permanent, those affected will see a substantial devaluation in the value of their homes.

Please do get in contact if you wish with any questions, but with nearly 2,000 of you now on the database we may not be able to answer you straight away. We’ll do our best!

Yours, with thanks

Martin Barraud

Gatwick Obviously Not.Org banking details

Bank: Lloyds Bank
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Account Name: GON
Account Number: 54435360

March 9th 2015

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