Gatwick – decision expected this year

PlaneLanding-AirQualityLetter received from the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (of which Brightling Parish Council is a member).  The attachments that he refers to can be viewed on the GACC website (specifically the letter and press release).

From the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign

To all member councils

We are expecting the Government decision on where a new runway should be built to be announced either in the session of Parliament from 5-15 September or in the session that starts on 10 October.

You may like to see the attached letter we have written to the Transport Secretary warning him that, if the Government were to choose Gatwick without a cast-iron case we would consider seeking judicial review.  Also attached is our press release which lists some of the potential grounds for judicial review which we have discussed with our QC.

You may also be interested to see the attached draft brief on ‘The Case against a Gatwick runway restated.’   We will be sending this to all 650 MPs in early September.   Comments welcome.

Wide membership

I am pleased to report that we now have over 50 district, town and parish councils as paid-up members.

You cover a wide area around Gatwick, from Guildford to Hastings, and from Pulborough to Tonbridge.  Your support enables us to speak to Government and to Gatwick Airport with authority as the only Gatwick environmental organisation representing the whole area around the airport.   And as the only environmental representative on the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM) we regularly raise issues on your behalf.

Thank you for your support.


Brendon Sewill
Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign
Stan Hill, Charlwood, Surrey. RH6 0EP
01293 863 369