Residents' petition over airport passenger parking row

Where do you park your vehicle when you fly?

A petition has been launched calling for more parking restrictions to be introduced on roads in the areas around Gatwick Airport.

Some villagers living near the airport in Sussex say that some passengers are leaving their cars parked in residential streets before flying, and sometimes block access to their driveways.

Managers at Gatwick said that they predict passenger numbers will increase to nearly 53 million a year by 2023, and that the airport is trying to ease pressure on parking. They are expanding long stay car parking and introducing a new car share scheme, among other things.

Gatwick has always strived to provide adequate parking facilities for its passengers and offers a range of long and short stay parking options at the airport.

Gatwick Airport statement