Crawley’s councillors voted against a second runway at Gatwick in January 2015 following the Airports Commission consultation. Councillors felt the impact on existing residents due to noise, traffic congestion, air pollution, infrastructure requirements and loss of employment and housing land, outweighed the potential benefits of job creation.
The council believes that the Government has made the right decision for the town and its residents although appreciates the concerns about the impact of this decision on the local economy and job prospects. Councillors and officers alike are committed to ensuring the prosperity of the town and feel this can be achieved without the excessive growth of the airport.
The council will work closely with both Gatwick Airport and local businesses to help them create a good environment for industries to continue to thrive, harnessing already successful high-skilled areas like knowledge-based business and technology. It also plans to continue its focus on supporting small and new business.
Located in the Crawley borough, London Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second airport and in the top ten of the busiest international airports in the world.
Crawley Borough Council’s Port Health team work at Gatwick, dealing with imported food inspections and regulating passenger health services provided by Gatwick Health Control, part of the Primary Care Trust.
DisabledGo has produced access guides for Gatwick Airport .
Parkat’s airport guide for disabled people covers a range of accessibility issues and concerns within airports.
Click here to view the most recent air quality report for Gatwick Airport.
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