Gatwick Airport Does Not Need Second Runway Says Conversation Group

According to a Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) there is no need for Gatwick airport to have a second runway, not a view that is shared by the owners of Gatwick Airport.

There has been lots of talk about Gatwick Airport having a second runway which business leaders feel will create jobs and boost tourism in the UK, however Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign group who are opposing the second runway feel it will have a damaging affect on the area and would mean the demolition of 100 homes and 120 commercial building in the Crawley area.

Gatwick Airport Ltd feel there is a need for a second runway and have revealed their multi-billion pound plans to extend the airport which will increase passenger numbers to 87 million a year.

A spokesman for Gatwick Airport said that it will create more jobs at the airport at will also create jobs outside of the airport but the chairman of the GACC, Mr Brendon Sewill said when people realise the damaging affect it will have on the local area then there will be a tidal wave of public resistance.

The GACC feel that any new runway will increase noise pollution as well as increasing traffic and increase pressure on local services.

Mr Sewill and his group who are putting their own recommendations forward to stop the second runway is confident that he and his group will put a stop to the second runway and feels the airport as a whole is to small to be even considered for expansion.