Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) proposes alterations to bring the existing Northern Runway at Gatwick Airport into routine use alongside the main runway, enabling the dual operation of both runways. The proposal, the Northern Runway Project, is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project requiring a Development Consent Order (DCO) from the Secretary of State (rather than planning permission from the local planning authority). The County Council is a statutory consultee in the DCO process.
The proposal would increase Gatwick’s passenger throughput to approximately 75.6 million passengers per annum (mppa) by 2038, an increase in capacity of approximately 13.2 mppa. The Northern Runway would be operational by summer 2029. The majority of the construction works associated with the project would be contained within the existing airport boundary.
Formal consultation on the proposal is taking place from 9 September to 1 December 2021.
The Cabinet will be asked to approve the County Council’s response to the formal consultation.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/09/2021
Decision due: 16 November 2021 by Cabinet
Lead member: Councillor Duncan Crow firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Joy Dennis email@example.com, Councillor Jeremy Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Amanda Jupp email@example.com, Councillor Nigel Jupp firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Bob Lanzer email@example.com, Councillor Paul Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Jacquie Russell email@example.com, Councillor Deborah Urquhart firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Steve Waight email@example.com
Contact: Mike Elkington, Head of Planning Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 033 022 26463.
Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.
All Member briefing by Gatwick Airport (30 September)
Communities, Highways and Environment Scrutiny Committee, 30 September (Task and Finish Group)
Internal consultation with County Council officers and officers in other affected authorities in West Sussex
Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052