Gatwick would have the same climate change impact but for ‘bucket n spade’ travellers

As the MPs vote in favour of Heathrow expansion, community group CAGNE points out that Gatwick would have the same impact on climate change targets as Heathrow, but Gatwick increases climate change figures for the sake of low cost leisure travel. Gatwick has already breached air quality for the past 4 years due to lack of infrastructure.

As Gatwick Airport seeks a new chairperson for their consultative committee, GATCOM, community group despairs at Gatwick describing itself as Carbon Neutral.

Gatwick Airport seeks a new chairperson for their consultative committee, GATCOM, community group despairs at Gatwick describing itself as Carbon Neutral.

Gatwick can never be Carbon Neutral whilst Gatwick flies on fossil fuel and increases the number of aircraft movements to 286,271 for 2017.

Ironically when communities have just defeated a very unwanted industrial incinerator in Horsham, Gatwick announce that they are ‘zero waste to landfill’ having built their own incinerator. This must only decline the air quality issues of Crawley further as with the air quality monitor breach for the 4th year according to the AQ report for 2017 due to road traffic at Gatwick.

CAGNE hopes that the new chairperson will be environmentally friendly, as currently GATCOM only has one environment body whilst it has three business groups on it as well as aviation interested parties, surely there are grounds for CPRE, Campaign to Protect Rural England to be sat on this Forum? 

Sally Pavey chair of CAGNE said:

“We hope he or she will embrace the concerns of the communities of Sussex, Surrey and Kent over the increases in noise and the congestion on our roads due to the permanent lack of rail capacity as Gatwick continues to seek growth at any price.”

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