No new runway at Gatwick!

Gatwick Airport has published a Five Year Master Plan, which includes a proposal to convert its Emergency Runway into a fully active second runway, with a possible 80,000 additional flights a year.

This would increase the problems already being experienced by local communities – noise, air pollution and excessive road traffic – not to mention being a disaster for the climate. Only this month, the world’s leading climate scientists gave the starkest warning yet that we need to make a rapid transition to the post-fossil-fuel age if we are to keep global warming below 1.5C. Increasing flights makes no sense in this context.

We’ve arranged a photo call on Tuesday 20 October, with Keith Taylor MEP and the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC), to shine a light on Gatwick’s expansion ambitions and encourage people to take part in the consultation about them.

It’s at 12.30 at Old Brighton Road, Lowfield Heath, Crawley, RH11 0PR.

If you’re free on Tuesday, please come along.

Get in touch if you’d like a lift or can offer one: info@eastsurreygp.org.uk

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