Kent County Council opposes second runway at Gatwick

Kent County Council

 

Paul Carter, Leader for Kent County Council, announced today that KCC will oppose plans for a second runway at Gatwick Airport in order to protect residents in west Kent from “intolerable” aircraft noise.

Paul Carter said:“The noise impacts on west Kent from Gatwick’s current single runway configuration are already unacceptable and a potential doubling of these impacts with a second runway would be intolerable. The National Air Traffic control service has started to implement changes in flight paths, which has brought to our attention two things – a concentration of flight paths over west Kent; and that the number of night flights at Gatwick during the cialis generique summer period is three and half times those coming in and out of Heathrow, which is a massive issue. This change in flight paths has been intolerable for a significant number of residents in that area and brought us to the conclusion that if they are going to pursue this policy in line with the EU Single European Sky initiatives, expansion of this airport and expansion of night flights must not happen.“