Gatwick could apply for permission for 2nd runway before 2019

There was an interesting article last Friday in the Crawley Observer suggesting that Gatwick Airport could apply for planning permission for a second runway before 2019.

Gatwick, which is tied to a legal agreement that prevents it from building another runway before 2019, unveiled its Master Plan in August last year outlining its vision for the future; a future which could see 45 million passengers using the airport by 2030.

In October 2012, the airport revealed it was to examine the details, implications and issues surrounding the building of a second runway, including environmental, access and noise and air quality impacts.

Although the airport said in August that it remained committed to honouring the 1979 agreement signed by BAA and West Sussex County Council, a council spokesman told the Crawley Observer that β€œIn theory Gatwick Airport can put all this place before the expiry of the legal agreement and get planning permission agreed. However, it would not be able to start any construction until the expiry date has passed.”

For the Crawley Observer’s article click here

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