Welcome to the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport handling around 46 million passengers a year.  GATCOM has a key role by acting as GAL’s critical friend. We comment on the company’s thinking and, where necessary, challenge what it and other agencies, in both the public and private sectors, are proposing. An airport the size of Gatwick brings huge benefits both nationally and locally – but like all airports, it causes a number of problems and concerns to local communities, particularly on issues such as aircraft noise both in the air and on the ground, pollution, development demands, traffic and parking. Our key purpose is to advise GAL about issues of concern and to stimulate interest both within the airport community and among local people.

We work positively and constructively with the airport management and have developed the right working relationship, with our views being taken seriously within the company, but also by other partners, including the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority. GATCOM meets quarterly and discusses a wide range of topics. You are welcome to attend our meetings to observe proceedings. You can find details of GATCOM’s work, its meeting papers and minutes and its membership on this website. If you’d like to get in touch, email us at secretary@gatcom.org.uk.

Best wishes

Tom Crowley 
Chairman, GATCOM

Next Meeting

The next meeting of GATCOM will take place on Thursday 25 January at 2pm at Gatwick Airport.  The agenda for the meeting will be published here a week before the meeting.

View all meetings here

What’s New

The Key Messages and minutes from GATCOM 2 November can be found here

The Gatwick Airport Northern Runway Project has been accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.  GATCOM has previously agreed to register as an ‘interested party’ and submit a ‘relevant representation’ to the Planning Inspectorate at the appropriate time.

A special GATCOM meeting to agree the ‘relevant representation’ took place on Thursday 26 October, 2pm via MS TeamsThe agenda can be found here. The agreed GATCOM relevant representation submitted to the Planning Inspectorate can be found here.

GATCOM’s response to the DfT consultation – Night-time noise abatement objectives for the designated airports can be found here

GATCOM’s response to the DfT consultation – 2040 Zero Emissions Airport targets can be found here

The latest GATCOM Weekly News Bulletin can be found here

GATCOM response to Gatwick Northern Runway – additional focused consultation on updated highway designs  – click here to see

GATCOM’s response to the Gatwick Northern Runway consultation – click here to see.