Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:53
17 December 2013
The Government-appointed Airports Commission has included Gatwick Airport in its shortlist of three options for runway expansion.
Reacting to the announcement, Georgia Wrighton, Director of Campaign to Protect Rural England (Sussex) said:
“A second runway at Gatwick, together with sprawling development and car parks anticipated on a massive scale, would concrete over cherished open countryside. A heady cocktail of increased flights, HGV traffic and cars would erode the tranquillity of rural communities, and the health and quality of life of people living under its shadow.
“The national obsession with expansion will land a disaster on the countryside whilst making runaway climate change unstoppable. Instead of airport expansion we need genuine support for and promotion of alternatives.”
Read the joint CPRE Sussex and GACC media release, Gatwick included in shortlist here
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