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Gatwick Airport expansion bid will worsen affordable housing crisis

Second runway bid will increase pressure on affordable housing stock in surrounding districts.

CPRE Sussex gave this assessment in response to a question on affordable housing posed by planning inspectors at the ongoing inquiry into the airport’s expansion. It said the question of where new workers, many in low-income roles, could be housed was under-explored in the proposal.

The charity described this as a “critical issue” when many surrounding districts are already experiencing an affordable housing crisis. In February, Crawley District Council declared a housing emergency.


Gatwick Airport housing pressure

Added 14 May 2024
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