Gatwick’s Sustainable Development Commitments

Gatwick Airport Master Plan

As part of the airport’s planning for future growth Gatwick Airport Limited publish long term plans based on projected passenger numbers and its strategy to make Gatwick London’s airport of choice.

In 2011 and 2012, Gatwick Airport Limited undertook a major public consultation on Gatwick’s vision for growth up to 2020, following which the airport company produced its final airport master plan.

During the consultation Gatwick Airport Limited engaged with local residents and businesses, local councils and MPs, as well as holding workshops, public exhibitions and mailed leaflets. In total around 2,200 people were engaged in the consultation process.

More details about the Gatwick Airport Master Plan can be found on the airport’s website

Sustainable Development Legal Obligations

Gatwick Airport Limited has signed a Section 106 legal agreement with West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council (following consultation with seven other local authorities) which underpins the airport’s growth plans as a one runway, two terminal operation.

The agreement contains obligations which outlines how the airport’s operation, growth and environmental impacts will be managed responsibly. It underpins the important relationship between the airport owner and its local authorities with responsibility for planning, environmental management and highways. Gatwick Airport Limited’s obligations  focus on the following key issues:

  • Climate change
  • Air quality
  • Noise
  • Surface access
  • Land use, development and biodiversity
  • Community and the economy
  • Water quality and drainage
  • Waste management
  • Utility management
  • Action planning
  • Monitoring and reporting

The legal agreement also requires Gatwick Airport Limited to produce action plans to ensure delivery of the airport’s commitments and obligations.

More details about Gatwick’s sustainable development commitments and obligations and its action plans are available on the airport’s website.

Decade of Change

Gatwick Airport Limited also publishes annually its Decade of Change performance report that provides information across all sustainability issues. Within this sustainability performance review, Gatwick Airport Limited also details progress against its Section 106 Legal Agreement obligations and action plans. More details are available on the airport’s website.