Future Airport Expansion
Gatwick Airport Ltd stated in their master plan (July 2012) that their aim is to increase passenger numbers at Gatwick to 40.2 million by 2021/2 (now expected to be reached in 2016), and to 45 million by 2030. This was expected to be achieved on the existing runway by use of larger aircraft, and by filling up the so called 'quiet' times of day. GACC is concerned that this increase would lead to more noise and more climate change damage.
Compensation is provided for people living within, or near, the safeguarded area who wish to move but find it difficult to sell their houses.