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 16 May 2023.  The agenda for the meeting will be posted here a week before the meeting

View all meetings here

What’s New

GATCOMs response to the DfT consultation on Airport Slot Allocation can be found here

GATCOMS response to The Airspace Change Organising Group (ACOG) public engagement exercise relating to airspace around London Gatwick Airport can be found here

The Key Messages from GATCOM on 25 January 2024 can be found here

To keep up to date with the Planning process for the Northern Runway Project please visit the National Infrastructure Planning website 

Since submitting its Northern Runway plans to the Planning Inspectorate, London Gatwick has refined its proposal and identified three changes. Details of the consultation can be found at This leaflet and in the Notification of Proposed Project Changes report.  The consultation closed on 21 January 2024.  GATCOMs response to the proposed changes to the Northern Runway Project can be found here  The agreed GATCOM relevant representation submitted to the Planning Inspectorate can be found here.