Gatwick Airport – Crawley Observer

Air Quality Fears over Expansion
19th February 2020 – Crawley Observer

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Plans for the expansion of Gatwick Airport have led to increased fears of a decline in air quality.

That’s according to the campaign group Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions – CAGNE. They say that results of a survey carried out last autumn show that a decline in air quality was the top concern among people questioned.

Other concerns included increased rail and traffic congestion in the area, increase aircraft noise and more pressure on building on green spaces

The results also showed that 62 per cent of those surveyed said they did not support Gatwick bringing its current emergency runway into full-time regular use.

Other results, say CAGNE, showed that night flights are disliked, with more than 67 per cent of those questioned stating that night flights should be banned from 11.30pm till 6am.

The sixth CAGNE annual meeting is to be held on February 26 at the Copthorne Hotel, Copthorne Way, Copthorne at 7pm.

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