Gatwick Airport Runway

MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Gatwick Airport are seeking a development consent order to bring its standby runway into use to accommodate long-term growth. Will you be supporting such an order?


Answer for Gatwick Airport Runway
Gatwick Airport Runway

Gatwick Airport Runway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been on record in the past that the South East needs additional aviation capacity and that is best delivered through the expansion of Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Airport has consulted on its masterplan which contains various scenarios including a proposal for bringing into use its existing standby runway. This could in due course be taken forward through a Development Consent Order (DCO).

When and if a full DCO application is made, I will review the detailed plans to fully assess the economic and jobs benefits for London as well as the range of environmental impacts including biodiversity, noise, air quality, surface access and carbon (including emissions from flights) in determining my support.