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Gatwick's Master Plan

Gatwick recently issued their latest Draft Master Plan. Its proposals could have extremely serious consequences for many of you.

You can see all about it here: 
https://www.gatwickairport.com/masterplan2018

These are its 3 main proposals:

1 - MAIN RUNWAY: USING NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO INCREASE CAPACITY

In the near term, the airport has explored how deploying new technology could increase the capacity of the main runway, offering incremental growth through more efficient operations.

2 - STANDBY RUNWAY: INNOVATIVE PLAN TO BRING EXISTING STANDBY RUNWAY INTO USE

Under its current planning agreement, Gatwick's existing standby runway is only used when the main runway is closed for maintenance or emergencies. However, the 40-year planning agreement will come to an end in 2019. The draft master plan sets out for the first time how we could potentially bring our existing standby runway into routine use for departing flights, alongside the main runway, by the mid-2020s. This innovative development, which would meet all international safety requirements, would be delivered without increasing the airport’s noise footprint and provide greater operational resilience.

3 - ADDITIONAL RUNWAY: SAFEGUARDING FOR THE FUTURE

While we are not actively pursuing the option of a building a brand new runway to the south of the airport - as we did through the Airports Commission process - we believe it is in the national interest to continue to safeguard this land for the future as part of our master plan


Gatwick are holding a series of public consultations on this.
Tomorrow's is in Tunbridge Wells

When:
Saturday 10th November

Time:
11:00 - 17:00

Where:
Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre,
Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2SS


We will send further information on it all when fully absorbed.

Yours

Martin Barraud
Chair
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ask@gatwickobviouslynot.org


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November 9th 2016
 


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