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Gatwick second runway plans

Gatwick bosses are beginning detailed work on a plan for a new runway at the airport. Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate said a new runway at Gatwick "could be affordable and practical".

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New Gatwick runway 'not legal' before 2016

Any new runway in Gatwick airport would have to be built after 2016, as the airport signed a legal agreement in 1979 saying the airport would not extend before this date.

Gatwick airport have submitted their plans to the Government-appointed aviation commission led by former Financial Services Authority (FSA) chief Sir Howard Davies.

A full report into the plans will be released in summer 2015.

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