Would you be happy to accept a new flight path over your home to allow aviation to grow? Campaign to Protect Rural England are running a national survey until 1 st June that asks this and other questions about aircraft noise. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cpreaviation
CPRE produced this ‘Flight Blight’ document earlier in the
Department for Transport (DfT) ‘Decarbonising Transport’ focuses on allowing aviation to grow. CAGNE response is that decarbonising is a good idea in theory but not if the government are committed to allow uncontrolled growth of aviation as it is out of balance with other industries and climate change – visit www.cagnepcforum.org.uk to see the response and DfT document.
CAGNE calls for Gatwick Airport management to be removed from the Transport for South East Forum as they have a vested interest and cause much of the congestion on our roads and railway lines with decline in air quality since 2015. Visit www.cagnepcforum.org.uk reports.
Gatwick Airport Financial Report 2019 – CAGNE produced a paper on the facts as to why Gatwick is not sustainable and how lessons must be learnt by local authorities to ensure a sustainable economic future for all regions and to meet climate change commitments. Visit www.cagnepcforum.org.uk reports.
The Gatwick Airport Noise Community Forum and Noise Executive Board continues not to meet its terms of reference by having an imbalance of geographical airspace representation by both community noise groups and councils. This leaves communities most impacted and those that could be impacted by new flight paths vulnerable to aircraft noise being moved over them again as with the Arrival Review.
Gatwick Environmental Group – a co-operative of environmental concerned groups met via video conferencing to discuss the way forward with Gatwick’s plans for growth. We are now looking for a noise expert to join the team – can you help?
CAGNE moves online to save time and emissions – the CAGNE committee have been meeting via video conferencing during the coronavirus and have decided to continue this apart from the AGM and any other public meetings.
CAGNE Aviation Town and Parish Council Forum met online and formalised the update of their website and other aviation matters connected to government and Gatwick Airport such as the Gatwick expansion DCO meetings that were kept secret from the public.
CAGNE new website is coming soon. And the CAGNE committee welcomes two new committee members to take over environmental impact of aviation and our environmental campaign ‘Pledge to Fly Less’, and technical advisor on aviation and airspace.