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 attends GATCOM (Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee) meetings.
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:
"This is simply a second runway by stealth," says CAGNE in response to the Gatwick Airport announcement on the 18th July that they intend to use the emergency runway on a regular basis which will create a 36% increase in aircraft movements and put around 70m passengers and workers on the M23 and single railway track. "To use the emergency runway alongside the main runway is in effect a second runway as it will have to be moved by some 12 metres to allow it to be used. As such it is a stealth second runway without the full parliamentary [...]
On, Wednesday 26th June, an environmental campaign was launched by CAGNE and we ask for your support. 'Pledge to Fly Less ' hopes to raise awareness of what flying is doing to our planet as [...]
CAGNE final response to the Government's Aviation Green Paper consultation - deadline 20th June. Click the link below to download our response: CAGNE Government Aviation Green Paper
The Government's Aviation Green Paper consultation - deadline 20th June. CAGNE provide a draft response to assist you to respond. CAGNE Government Aviation Green Paper
Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise to be set up by The Department of Transport. Launch presentation below: ICCAN
As an aviation umbrella group for Sussex and Surrey, the CAGNE committee met with the commissions of ICCAN, Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise, last week to discuss the aircraft noise issues created by Gatwick [...]
The CAGNE response to the Government Aviation Green Paper Deadline 11th April 201 CAGNE response Government Green paper aviaiton 11.4.19
Ever since Gatwick Airport removed the noise complaint phone line CAGNE has lobbied to ensure it was replaced and have had some support from local councillors. CAGNE are delighted that from the 1st April Gatwick [...]
“Gatwick Airport is playing roulette with peoples lives with their airspace plans for growth,” says CAGNE. Stakeholders, elected members, are being asked to play god with peoples lives to who gets targeted aircraft noise and [...]
Gatwick have only given until 5th April, less than 3 weeks, for stakeholders to consult and respond. https://airspacechange.caa.co.uk/PublicProposalArea?pID=54 This is the first stage – ‘Define’ - of the Civil Aviation Authority six stage CAP 1616 [...]
CAA Strategy and Policy - Noise Impact Survey Summary of Responses CAP1748 - CAA Noise Impact Survey
ABTA DRIVING GROWTH 2018 Report on the economic value of outbound travel. ABTA tourism
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 [...]
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 [...]
The final report on Gatwick Airport Arrival Review 25/11/2016 can be found in the Reports Archive section of this website or by clicking here
The CAGNE response on "Gatwick Summary Document of Arrival Review" can now be found in the Reports Archive or by clicking here
CAGNE publishes our "Evidence Paper on the impact of concentrated flightpaths –PRNAV on departures at Gatwick". The full paper can be downloaded here
Please find below a link to the final CAGNE response to the night flight consultation. Night Flight Consultation You will find a summary that we hope helps as well as specific answers to each question. [...]
Conclusion of the Route 4 RNAV1 SID Monitoring Period The re-designed Route 4 RNAV1 SID monitoring period came to an end on 26 November 2016. Overall, our assessment of the amendment to this route, as [...]
The Government Department for Transport (DfT) has released the long awaited night flight consultation documents. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/night-flight-restrictions-at-gatwick-heathrow-and-stansted and consultation responses can be submitted using our online response form at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/J6KX6. Residents only have until 28th February to comment on [...]
The current restrictions on UK night flights expire in October of this year and the Department of Transport ("DTI") are running a consultation on their proposals for the restrictions that will replace them. They have [...]
Following the recommendation of the independent Arrivals Review, Gatwick Airport has launched a revised aircraft noise complaints handling policy. The full document can be downloaded via the following link: YLA-Complaints-Handling-Policy-2016 The aim of the policy [...]
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