To ensure that communities, east and west, are fairly and properly represented on Gatwick’s Noise Management Board which will deal with arrivals and departures, only the modernisation of the future of airspace and not the past.
CAGNE strives to ensure that every possible effort is made by Gatwick, Government and the aviation industry to minimise aircraft noise and its impact on local communities.
CAGNE strives to achieve fact-based, fair and reasonable distribution of aircraft, thus fair and reasonably shared noise not moving noise from one community to another.
CAGNE has a track record of getting it right; breaking down jargon filled consultations and helping perish councils and residents to fight to save tranquillity. CAGNE strives to acquire knowledge of plans for flight paths and other proposed changes by Gatwick and other aviation players that might negatively impact communities in advance of implementation, and then effect positive change for all.
CAGNE will inform residents and share information on new flight paths in and out of Gatwick Airport, and other matters of concern.
SECOND GATWICK AIRPORT:
CAGNE vehemently opposes a second runway at Gatwick Airport, effectively a second airport making Gatwick the size of Heathrow. The area is totally inappropriate socially, economically and environmentally. Some key facts are:
- Gatwick will increase aircraft movements from some 270,000 to 560,000 per year – that is one every 65 seconds.
- They will fly virtually 24 hours a day.
- Gatwick will be larger than Heathrow.
- It will need 62,000 new staff, mostly low paid. But Sussex and Surrey have virtually no unemployment. So they will be imported workers.
- How will they commute? We have the worst railway line in the UK that cannot be expanded.
- How will they drive? We only have one motorways – M23. It is among the most congested in the UK now and cannot be expanded.
- Railway, one of the worst in the country, will have 90,000 added daily by Gatwick 2
- There will be an estimated extra 100,000 vehicles a day plus 1000% freight and vans
- If the workers want to live here, where will they live? We have a housing shortage now?
- Where will their children go to school? We have a shortage of places now.
- Which doctor, dentist, and hospital will they go to? They are all inadequate now.
- The road and railway will be shared by an additional 24000, 000 passengers a year.
- And, who will pay for any attempts to improve the infrastructure because Gatwick’s budget has nothing. It’ll be you and me.
Specific issues we address
- Second runway.
- Growth of night flights instead of charging more for night movements or a total ban on night flights
- Performance Based Navigation – (flying by sat-nav in narrow concentrated lines on arrivals) demand that this be designed to benefit residents and not airlines and Gatwick Airport.
- Fight to stop removal of Noise Preferential Routes (NPRs).
- Oppose single merge points of all flights with all arrivals systems and the introduction of super highways
- Demand that ‘residents come first’ over noise impact on quality of life.
- Demand full compensation (ie house value and inconvenience costs) for those affected by low flying aircraft noise, 2 miles either side of the flight path route in a 20 mile radius.
- Demand that noisy aircraft e.g A320s, be adapted to reduce noise faster.
- Raise awareness of the health implications and oppose increases in emissions from an expanded Gatwick Airport.
- Raise residents’ awareness of Gatwick’s plans to destroy our rural areas of West Sussex, Surrey and beyond.
- CAGNE meets regularly and welcomes all to attend public meetings. We are privately funded and appeal for contributions of money and time, how ever small or large. Our committee consists of local representatives who include aviation experts and those knowledgeable on law and aviation.