No second runway
The High Weald Aviation Action Group opposes an additional runway at Gatwick Airport. The Airports Commission has recommended that an additional runway will be required in the south east before 2035 if the economy is not to suffer. Sir Howard Davies has reduced the number of options for its recommended solution to three. Two options at Heathrow and one at Gatwick. Once the commission makes the recommendation it will be up to the new government elected in May 2015 to accept or reject the recommendation.
The Group will show with others that there are not sufficient skilled workers to provide the jobs that Gatwick say will be created: There are not the houses or the schools or hospitals to support the influx: The cost of creating the surface access, the roads, rail and other transport links have not been calculated: That the burden of noise and pollution of all types is unsustainable: That the loss of an area of outstanding natural beauty along with nationally important heritage sites is an unacceptable price for placing an additional runway at Gatwick. And whatever the Airports Commission recommends we know that the final decision will lie with the next government and we will continue to make the case.