London Gatwick Proposes Further Changes to Northern Runway Plan

London Gatwick has opened a four-week consultation on a further proposed change to its Northern Runway plans.

This is the Second Notification of a Proposed Change to the airport’s growth plans following a refined proposal submitted in December 2023.

Today’s application proposes repositioning the centre line of the Northern Runway 12 metres north to allow dual runway operations
Today’s application proposes repositioning the centre line of the Northern Runway 12 metres north to allow dual runway operations

The airport’s latest proposal includes an option to build an on-airport Wastewater Treatment Works facility, located within the area of the existing Self-Park North Terminal Car Park.

This installation would allow the airport to deal with all wastewater flows on site if Thames Water could not. The facility would be enclosed with roofs to prevent odours from escaping.

The consultation is open for the public, landowners and other stakeholders to give their views. It will close on 11 June 2024.

All views will be taken into account before the airport submits a request to amend its DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate. The Planning Inspectorate will then decide if the changes can be made to the application and included in the examination.

London Gatwick’s application to bring its Northern Runway into routine use was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate on 3 August 2023.  The examination commenced at the end of February 2024 and is due to finish on 27 August 2024.

Tim Norwood, Chief Planning Officer, London Gatwick, said:

“Feedback from the public and stakeholders helped shape and influence our Northern Runway plans following previous consultations. We have just launched a new public consultation on a further proposal to support our DCO application and we look forward to receiving and taking onboard further feedback about our plans.”

It is anticipated that the airport’s Northern Runway plan would create around 14,000 new jobs and contribute 1 billion GBP to the region’s economy each year.

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