Two thirds of London councillors support Gatwick expansion – the only scheme that needs no taxpayer funding

Published on : Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gatwick AirportSixty three per cent of London councillors support Gatwick expansion – compared to 44% for Heathrow – with half (50%) saying the certainty a runway scheme can be delivered has become more important since Brexit – according to a You Gov poll published today.


The polls come after leaders of 11 London councils wrote to the Prime Minister urging her to expand Gatwick.



Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO, said:

London has united behind Gatwick expansion as the only scheme that gives us guaranteed growth while limiting the impact on the environment.



“Crucially Gatwick expansion is the only plan that can actually be delivered and – unlike Heathrow – it does not need £5 billion of taxpayer funding.  This money could otherwise be put towards vital infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 2, Thames river crossings and new homes.



“The UK cannot afford decades more of Heathrow delay – let’s get on and build a new runway at Gatwick.”



Gatwick also scored best on six out of seven key indicators YouGov monitored. The indicators were:




Source:- Gatwick Airport

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