Gatwick Airport is holding a six-week public consultation on proposals to bring its Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway. It states that these plans are ‘a long-term investment in our future….our vision of Gatwick in 2030’, and that they will ‘reduce delays, bring new global connections and allow us to grow.’
The airport believes that the upgrade will potentially allow them to serve 75 million passengers every year.
The plans, which have been revised from feedback received following an initial consultation in autumn 2021, also cover updated road improvement and landscaping designs, plus other features,including water management, hotels, parks and noise.
The airport says the improvements would create over 18,000 extra jobs and generate £1.5b for the local economy by 2038, and that it will continue to work with community groups, as well as meet its sustainability net zero goals.
You can read the consultation documents and comment on these plans here. The consultation ends at 23:59 on 27 July.