Communities Against Gatwick Noise Protest Outside Planning Hearing For Gatwick 2nd Runway

Protestors this morning in Three Bridges (28 Feb 24)

Residents, environmental groups, aviation ex-employees of Gatwick, and elected members stood united outside the first hearing of the government’s Planning Inspectorate's process of a Development Consent Order, as they consider the application by Gatwick Airport for a second runway. 


“It was good to see such strong feelings outside the hearing. Residents have made the effort to reach this hotel that is difficult to access by public transport", said Sally Pavey, chair of CAGNE, the umbrella aviation community and environment group for Sussex, Surrey, and Kent.  

“If this application to build a new runway is permitted, it will have a devastating impact on both people’s lives and the environment. That is why it is so important that CAGNE are here – not just today, but every day of the hearing, with our qualified team of Kings Council, plus surface transport, aviation noise and air quality expert team, as well as supporting NGO’s tackling the subject of Jet Zero and the environmental destruction of our planet.  

This fight is not over until the Secretary of State for Transport makes his decision.  Whatever political party will be in power then, come elections, local or general, we hope that residents here today will reflect their feelings when it comes to the ballot box and the impact that aviation is having on our planet. 

We could not have put together such a strong team, acting for communities and the planet, if residents had not put their hands deep in their pockets and donated to CAGNE.”

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