CAGNE – Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emission
What is CAGNE?
Communities Against Gatwick Noise Emission
CAGNE seeks a fair and equitable distribution of arrivals and departures for all communities surrounding Gatwick Airport.
CAGNE seeks to ensure the complete picture of the ramifications of airspace is addressed at all times in a fair and equitable manner. We set Gatwick the challenge of our benchmark that is to be fair to all in totality, severity and lack of respite with all considerations when looking to change airspace, however marginal or extensive. CAGNE will never agree to move noise from one community over another, and stresses that full consultations with all parties must be obligatory.
The Gatwick managements continuing antics to strive for growth at any price to the local communities are unacceptable. Their plans for greater profits by using the emergency runway as an interim for growth, whilst adding new routes through PRNAV procedures, gives total disregard for the ever increasing noise complaints and lack of surface access to service tens of millions of people that try to access this airport – a second runway by stealth is unacceptable!
CAGNE was formed on the 17th February 2014 due to the ADNID trial departure route being instigated by Gatwick Airport for a PRNAV route (concentrated flight path) over rural areas not previously flown over.
CAGNE has grown and diversified since then to embrace the many issues that Gatwick presents through their desire for growth including new flight paths, changes to flight paths, increases in noise, and a major campaign force opposing the second runway.
CAGNE was at the forefront in opposing the expansion of Gatwick Airport with a second runway for sound reasons and will object strongly to the emergency runway being used as an interim measure.
CAGNE has an extensive network of members covering areas to the east, west, north and south of the airport concerned with totality of aircraft noise produced by arrivals and departures, environmental issues, airspace and surface access for Sussex and Surrey and beyond.
The CAGNE committee consists of residents to the east and west of the airport coming from many professional backgrounds including aviation.
An Annual General Meeting open to the public takes place each year in February where the chair and committee are elected.
CAGNE sends out informative newsletters to members, consult our members to formalise responses, and is active on social media – Facebook, twitter and instagram.
CAGNE also operates an independent forum (www.cagnepcforum.org.uk) to engage and consult with town and parish councils called the CAGNE Aviation
Town and Parish Council Forum.
CAGNE is not just concerned with Gatwick Airport, but all airspace and gets involved in other airports in the UK and overseas; the environmental damage aviation has on climate change and air quality worldwide.
We work closely with CPRE Sussex and Surrey and other CPRE offices as well as other bodies such as Airport Watch, Aviation Environment Federation, Members of Parliament, and other aviation community groups in the UK and overseas. CAGNE has a seat on Gatwick groups – GATCOM and Noise Management Board.
If you have a problem with airspace or a question relating to airspace or ramifications of airports, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and help.
Add make a noise complaint to Gatwick Airport – this is important as this is how the authorities judge who is affected by Gatwick aircraft noise:
Gatwick launched its 5/15-year master plan last week (18th October) in it detailing the usage of the emergency runway and safeguarding the land for a second runway, providing details of a three-runway airport. The consultation runs for 12 weeks and finishes at 5pm on 10th January 2019. The Gatwick Master Plan document can be found here: https://www.gatwickairport.com/globalassets/business--community/growing-gatwick/gatwick-draft-master-plan-final.pdf A link to the Gatwick online consultation questionnaire can be found below and it is vital that you respond to this to show Gatwick your objections to increased noise, pollution, congestion, and destruction of rural areas in Sussex, Surrey and Kent: Link to [...]
CAGNE has written to Gatwick today to show unhappiness that the consultation events for the Gatwick Master Plan* are being held in peripheral areas that are not constantly, if at all, affected by aircraft noise. [...]
Gatwick has announced a 12 week consultation on their master plans for, not one runway, not two runways but three runways
Gatwick has announced a 12 week consultation on their master plans for, not one runway, not two runways but three runways: Main Runway using concentrated flight paths to increase noise and new routes! Use the [...]
Follow this link t0 CAGNE response to DfT National Airspace Policy Framework consultation 2017 . It can also be found in the Reports Archive section of the site.
CAGNE response to the Heathrow southeast expansion consultation into airport expansion in relation to the National Policy Framework
CAGNE response to the Heathrow southeast expansion consultation into airport expansion in relation to the National Policy Framework can be found below or in the Reports Archive section of this web site. Heathrow Question 2 [...]
CAGNES Full Repsonse to The Department for Transport Airspace Policy Framework Consultation can be found below and in the Documents sections of this site. CAGNES Full Repsonse to The Department for Transport Airspace Policy Ffraemework [...]
Consultation number 3: UK Airspace Policy: A framework for balanced decisions: on the design and use of airspace: Moving Britain Ahead Use the following link to the consultation document: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/588186/uk-airspace-policy-a-framework-for-balanced-decisions-on-the-design-and-use-of-airspace-web-version.pdf You can email or post [...]
CAGNE is a committee member of the Noise Management Board and has submitted gates to measure the arrivals movements, to the west so that data can be obtained on aircraft movements, heights, etc, prior to [...]
CAGNE need your support please – make a donation by clicking the Paypal button below– leaflets, posters, banners, adverts, noise monitoring, all cost money and we need to be ready for the next step to fight Gatwick expansion and to keep up the fight over changes in airspace above our homes.