MPs speak out against second runway
Five Members of Parliament were on the platform, and three more sent messages of support, at a mass protest meeting on Saturday 22 November 2014 organised by the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC). That is all the MPs from around Gatwick, and helps to disprove the assumption in some national newspapers that Gatwick would politically be the easiest option for a new runway.
West Sussex County Council vote against runway
The photos below show campaigners outside a meeting of the WSCC at which members voted to oppose a second Gatwick runway.
Historic houses and buildingsaround Gatwick under threat
17 Listed buildings, including 5 listed grade 2*, would be demolished.
This is more than at any time since WWII, and far more than in the case of HS2.
Countryside surrounding Gatwick under threat
Rolling hills, lush green woodland, meandering rivers and flowery meadows make the Surrey and Sussex countryside arround Gatwick some of the most beautiful in Britain. Here is a collection of photos of just some of the lovely spots who’s peace and tranquily is under threat from any new development at Gatwick Airport.
Villages surrounding Gatwick under threat
The historic villages around Gatwick, thanks to strict planning policies, are attractive and unspoilt and surrounded bywoods and fields. All the land to the north of the airport is designated as Green Belt where development is prohibited. There are three nationally designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) within 15 miles of the airport, and they almost encircle the airport on west, north and east.
PROTECTING THE GATWICK AREA
GACC Campaign Office
2 Glovers Gate, Glovers Road, Charlwood, Surrey. RH6 0EP
Telephone: 01293 862821
© Copyright Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign