Gatwick Airport Draft Masterplan

Councillor Charles Yarwood, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategy and Assets, said: "Consistent with our previous objection to runway expansion at Gatwick Airport, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) will strongly oppose the use of the emergency runway as a second runway, in whatever guise it may be presented in.

"Our concerns about a second runway remain. It would significantly increase the amount of aircraft movements at Gatwick, during the times when it is already at it busiest, with attendant increase in noise and pollution to those who live and work around the airport. Road and rail capacity is already overcrowded and cannot cope with the extra traffic that increased flights would bring. The Master Plan provides no detail of how these pressures will be addressed or paid for. We will respond to the consultation in detail once we have considered its content in full.

"We have opposed past proposals due to the severe impact another runway would have on the environment and quality of life in the southern part of Mole Valley. It is hard to imagine that any new options will come forward that would lead MVDC to a different conclusion."

Last Updated: 26/10/2018

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