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Gatwick Airport

THE NOISE impact to residents in Chichester has been described as having ‘insufficient information and evidence available’.


The impact to residents in the northern part of the Chichester district could alter if Gatwick brings its standby runway into more active use.


The airport is holding a consultation on its masterplan setting out three scenarios for future growth. The first would look at how new technology could be deployed to increase the capacity of the main runway.


The second would bring the existing standby runway into routine use for departing flights alongside the main runway, while the third would see land south of the airport continuing to be safeguarded even though Gatwick says it is not actively pursuing the option of a building a brand new runway.


At its meeting on Tuesday, Chichester District Council cabinet members agreed to a consultation response put together by officers.

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