Plans for new Gatwick runway

Gatwick bosses are beginning detailed work on the option for a new runway at the airport.

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What next for Gatwick?

The owners of Gatwick Airport say they are preparing to launch a bid to build an additional runway.

They say by increasing the capacity at the Sussex site the government can avoid controversial proposals to expand Heathrow.

But the news is unlikely to be welcomed by those living nearby. Our correspondent Andrew Pate speaks to David Rowlands, Chairman of Gatwick Airport.

Ken went for Gatwick

In February this year, our political correspondent Phil Hornby had a look at the options for airport expansion in the south and south east. It was before the London Mayoral election, and candidate Ken Livingstone proposed expansion at Stansted or... Gatwick.

In this report, Phil spoke to the then Transport Secretary Justine Greening, David Cameron, Ken Livingstone and Colin Matthews, chief executive of the British Airports Authority.


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