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Gatwick groups in Downing Street

by Mike Ward on 27 March, 2015

On Monday protest groups from all around Gatwick airport came together to present their agreed  demands to the Prime Minister and I was privileged to be one of those attending. The demands include no departure routes outside the NPR and a return to the previous pattern of dispersal of flights. Longer term aims include an […]

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Gatwick noise increased? New campaign group formed

by Mike Ward on 21 October, 2014

A new campaign group, PlaneWrong, has been  formed to campaign against the changes in Gatwick departure routes to the north of the airport. People across a wide area from Capel to Beare Green and Coldharbour and then across the Holmwoods, Brockham, Betchworth & Leigh to Reigate and Redhill and beyond are being affected for the […]

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Aircraft nuisance to continue to November

by Mike Ward on 13 August, 2014

Information from the Civil Aviation Authority reveals that the noise nuisance from aircraft flying the new flight paths is likely to continue until November. A review and final decision is due at that point. This means that it is vital to keep complaining, even after the consultation closes on 14 August, whenever we are disturbed […]

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If you live in The Holmwoods, Beare Green, Capel or parts of Brockham, Betchworth & Leigh, you will have been only too aware of the increase in flights and noise overhead since the start of the year. For many of us, we have gone from having occasional flights, but not enough to be much of […]

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Inclusion of Gatwick 2nd Runway option criticised

by Mike Ward on 23 December, 2013

The decision to include a 2nd runway at Gatwick as one of 3 options to be further studied by the Davies Commission has been roundly criticised. Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) said, “A new runway used to full capacity would cause substantial environmental damage to all the towns and villages for many miles around Gatwick.[i]  […]

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Gatwick consults on new flight paths

by Mike Ward on 22 October, 2013

Gatwick airport is consulting on  plans to change the flight paths of aircraft taking off from or arriving at the airport but they have given no details of where the new flight paths are proposed to be. This means the issue potentially affects everyone living in Dorking and villages to the south and east. They […]

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Lib Dems oppose 2nd Gatwick runway

by Mike Ward on 20 October, 2013

On 23rd July Gatwick Airport announced its plan for a second runway to the south of the existing one. This plan was submitted to the Government Commission looking into new runway capacity in the South East. (No decision will be made before the General Election in 2015). However, new capacity may not be needed at […]

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Gatwick announces second runway plan

by Mike Ward on 29 July, 2013

On 23 July Gatwick Airport announced its plan for a second runway to the south (Crawley side) of the existing runway. This plan will be submitted to the Commission set up by the Government to consider the need for a new runway in the South East and to report on options. No decision will be […]

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Gatwick Second Runway Threat

by Mike Ward on 6 November, 2012

The owners of Gatwick airport have said that that they plan to examine the option for a second runway at Gatwick to be built after the legal agreement expires in 2019. This came on the day after Liberal Democrat County Councillors put a motion to Surrey County Council that was passed unanimously rejecting both a […]

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