Please write to the Secretary of State for Transport or your Members of Parliament and state that the growth proposed by Gatwick Airport from the main runway is part of a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 examination.
The planned main runway growth will add approximately 55,000 extra flights a year – 340,000 aircraft movements by 2033 with 61m passengers putting yet more pressure on inadequate infrastructure is such that it constitutes a NSIP examination.
The Secretary of State for Transport is the official that has the power to ensure this main runway growth is fully examined on the grounds of climate emergency, lack of road and rail access, decline in air quality, lack of affordable housing, healthcare, schools, amenities and significant increase in aircraft noise.
Unless you act this growth will not have even your scrutiny, As Gatwick claim that their proposals are in line with government policy, ‘to make best use of current facilities’, so Gatwick looks to grow without any restrictions or consultation. And yet according to NSIP any increase of 10m passengers should be scrutinised through this process?
Secretary of State for Transport, Greater Minster House, 33 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 4DR/ firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com should Member change)
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