200 Pack Hall for Anti-Expansion Meeting
4th May 2016 – Crawley Observer
Senior spokespeople from Gatwick Airport and the aviation industry faced some 200 residents at Warnham Village Hall at the, second annual meeting of an airport campaign group.
CAGNE (Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions) is the West Sussex and Surrey lobby group that shares information with communities that are affected by aircraft noise from flight paths and the Potential impact of a second runway at Gatwick Airport.
The aviation industry spokespeople included representatives from Gatwick Airport, its independent Arrivals Review team, the Civil Aviation Authority and NATS, which operates air traffic control.
A CAGNE spokesman said that during the meeting Bo Redeborn, who headed up the Arrivals Review, confirmed that CAGNE was right that the Gatwick Airport review had not considered departures when suggesting changes to arrivals.
The formal procedure of the AGM saw Sally Pavey re-elected as chair of CAGNE and the committee members being re-appointed.
Speaker Phil Roberts, from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), detailed the role of the CAA and how residents could get involved in the current – CAA consultation which can be viewed at consultations.caa.co.uk
and said that the CAA was seeking transparency in airspace changes.