Campaigners chanted 'Gatwick is big enough' next to a noise monitor in Charlwood Protesters have gathered in Surrey chanting 'Gatwick is big enough' to rally against the airport's plans to convert its standby runway into a runway for routine flights. Campaigners, residents and councillors held a peaceful demonstration at 4.15pm on Wednesday (September 8), next to a noise monitor in Charlwood, to coincide with the midnight launch of Gatwick's public consultation into its proposed expansion.
Gatwick Airport campaigners accuse Government of using Covid as excuse to continue night-flight policy
Campaigners have said it is a "kick in the teeth" the Government has decided to extend current night flight numbers and noise limits at Gatwick for a further three years. The Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) had called for a ban on all commercial night flights at all UK airports for a full eight-hour period each night.
A campaign group are dismayed after the latest consultation on night flights at Gatwick Airport. The Department for Transport has published its decision document on the first part of its recent consultation on night flights at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. The Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) is dismayed that although responses to the consultation showed strong and wide opposition to night flights at Gatwick and elsewhere, the Government has decided to extend current night flight numbers and noise limits for a further three years.