Decision details

CBC Response to Gatwick Airport s42 Consultation for the Northern Runway Project

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Gatwick Airport Ltd (GAL) is preparing to submit to the Secretary of State a Development Consent Order application for its Northern Runway Project. GAL is required to consult all relevant stakeholders prior to submitting its application, including the council, and published its consultation material for a 12 week period ending on December 1st.

CBC has worked with neighbouring authorities and technical advisers to scrutinise the material published by GAL and to prepare a response. In its review of the documentation and in its response the council has particularly considered whether the impacts of the proposal, including noise, air quality, surface access, climate change, flooding and visual impact are properly identified. The review has considered whether these impacts are appropriately mitigated, including through improvements to local infrastructure. The response has also assessed whether the proposals provide maximise local economic benefits.

GAL’s Consultation documents are available on the Gatwick Airport website


To submit the comprehensive technical response to GAL. The full Response, appendices and covering letter are available on the CBC Planning Register on the council's website:

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - : To provide as comprehensive a technical response as possible in the time available and given the information provided.
Option 2 - To not provide a response
Option 3 -To flag some headline issues

Publication date: 01/12/2021

Date of decision: 01/12/2021