GACC is publishing a number of research studies on the runway issue. The press releases give a useful summary of each document.
1. Ambient Noise. A study of the importance of taking background noise into account when assessing the number of people likely to be affected by noise from a new runway. Read research study. And press release.
7. Rail Infrastructure. Analyses the massive engineering works that would be necessary to enable the line from Gatwick to London to cope with the increase in rail passengers when a two-runway Gatwick reached full capacity. Read research study.
8. Road infrastructure. Shows that to cope with Gatwick at full capacity could mean widening the M23 and M25, extending the M23 into central London, and building an outer orbital new motorway. Read research study.
Read press release showing that rail and road together could well mean a total infrastructure cost of £6 billion, compared to under £1 billion suggested by Gatwick Airport.
Heritage and countryside. GACC has co-operated with CPRE, the Woodland Trust and CAGNE (Communities against Gatwick Noise and Emissions) to produce a study of the 17 listed buildings that would be demolished by a second Gatwick runway and the impact on countryside. Read research study.
10. Ancient Woodland. An expert assessment of the value of the irreplaceable ancient woodland under threat. Beautiful illustrations. Read research study.
11. New Flight Paths with a Second Runway. A clear description of the impact of the potential new flight paths, or the doubling of aircraft numbers on existing routes. Read the research study.
CAGNE have also produced a similar report. CAGNE report.
Air Quality. CAGNE have has also published a research study on Gatwick air quality. A new runway would mean that over 50,000 people would suffer worse air quality, more than would be affected by a new runway at Heathrow. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org