Government Aviation Policy

GACC made a significant contribution to the formulation of the Government's new aviation policy.  


When a delegation from GACC met the Minister for Aviation, Theresa Villiers, in April 2011 she told us that the Department for Transport (DfT) wished to hear a strong view from environmental groups, and that they were looking for ‘evidence-based responses’.   GACC therefore submitted a full response  backed up by 11 ‘GACC Evidence Papers’. 


The Draft White Paper in March 2012 did contain a number of the policies proposed by GACC but in the end, as a result of lobbying by the aviation industry, the final Aviation Policy Framework White Paper was weak, toothless and verbose.  See 'The Environment'.



with a check list of 47 policies we wished to see in the new white paper.