Brighton & Hove Labour Council announces it will not support Gatwick expansion

Graham Robson September 6, 2023

The announcement comes after the airport submitted a Development Consent Order in July proposing to convert its emergency standby runway into regular use. Gatwick states that doing so will increase capacity of 382,000 flights per year and 75 million passengers per year by 2038 (up from 46 million in 2019).

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Community News

Gatwick Airport sponsors Brighton Pride Community Parade

Besi Besemar February 9, 2017

Gatwick Airport, the UK’s second largest airport partners with Brighton Pride Festival 2017 to be the first ever sponsor of the event’s biggest attraction, the Brighton Pride Community Parade. Brighton Pride Festival takes place from August 4-6, 2017 with the parade taking place on Saturday, August 5 2017.

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General News

Government choose third runway for Heathrow

Besi Besemar October 25, 2016

Local Labour politicians express disappointment as Gatwick expansion plans turned down in favour of third runway at Heathrow. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP announced this morning that the government had decided on a third runway at Heathrow to increase the country’s airport capacity rather than a second runway at Gatwick in Sussex.

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