Heathrow runway is not all good news for anti-Gatwick group

Heathrow runway is not all good news for anti-Gatwick group

6th June 2018

A campaigner opposed to Gatwick expansion is not celebrating news that the airport has not been chosen to provide a second runway.

Instead, Cabinet ministers voted yesterday [Tuesday] for a third runway at Heathrow Airport to go ahead.

Protestors in West Kent have long opposed development at Gatwick, with Tunbridge Wells often being in the flight path.

Sally Pavey, Chair of Campaign Against Gatwick Noise Emissions [CAGNE], said the announcement was a 'bad day for climate change'.

'The Cabinet has decided today to back the expansion to Heathrow, but it has not been voted through, so it is not over,' she told the Times.

'As far as Gatwick is concerned, it is held back because its station cannot expand and the M23 [which leads into it] is restricted.

'Gatwick is a leisure airport. If it was not, it would not be used more commonly overthe summer.'

When making the Heathrow annoucement in Parliament, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pledged £2.6billion in compensation for residents and noise abatement measures

A CAMPAIGNER opposed to Gatwick expansion is not celebrating news that the airport has not been chosen to provide a second runway.

Instead, Cabinet ministers voted yesterday [Tuesday] for a third runway at Heathrow Airport to go ahead.

Protestors in West Kent have long opposed development at Gatwick, with Tunbridge Wells often being in the flight path.

Sally Pavey, Chair of Campaign Against Gatwick Noise Emissions [CAGNE], said the announcement was a 'bad day for climate change'.

'The Cabinet has decided today to back the expansion to Heathrow, but it has not been voted through, so it is not over,' she told the Times.

'As far as Gatwick is concerned, it is held back because its station cannot expand and the M23 [which leads into it] is restricted.

'Gatwick is a leisure airport. If it was not, it would not be used more commonly overthe summer.'

When making the Heathrow annoucement in Parliament, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling pledged £2.6billion in compensation for residents and noise abatement measures.

The new £14billion runway is set to be completed by 2026.

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