Gatwick Issues

Gatwick Airport is a major provider of employment and business activity to the entire area.  Jeremy is keen to work with the airport in the interests of the community and expects them to act as a good neighbour.  

While we welcome the positive economic impact of Gatwick it is incumbent on the Airport to do its utmost to reduce aircraft noise and the negative impact of its services on the community.  Expansion in the number of flights and passengers must also be seen in the context of the impact on local road and rail infrastructure and the wider environment.

Jeremy actively supported expansion at Heathrow rather than Gatwick which he believed was the right answer for the U.K. for reasons including respective international connectivity, resilient domestic travel links and the opportunity for freight.  Had Gatwick expansion been approved he was also concerned at the potential impact on local infrastructure, especially already often overburdened road and rail services and housing provision. He was pleased the independent Davies Commission, the Government and Parliament all came to the same conclusion.

Jeremy takes a close interest in the actions of the Gatwick Coordination Group of MPs and both with the Group and individually he is in regular contact with the Airport, campaign groups and the Department for Transport on behalf of constituents.

Please see below for latest updates from Jeremy on Gatwick issues:

News

This Week in Parliament

This week in Parliament involves “ping-pong”: legislation is sent back and forth from the Commons and Lords as the two Houses try and agree before the session ends.  It is also the run-up to the “Queen’s Speech”.  Both serve to concentrate MPs minds on best possible outcomes. 

Westminster Hall Debate on Aircraft Noise

On Wednesday 20th April, I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament on the effect of aircraft noise on local communities. I spoke of the horrific impact if Government were to go against the clear recommendation of the Davies Commission by approving a second runway at Gatwick Airport.

Jeremy Quin Presses for Fairness on Aircraft Noise

Horsham MP recently met Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman of Gatwick Airport, in the House of Commons to discuss the independent review of Arrivals and associated aircraft noise which Gatwick commissioned.

Airport Expansion Update

The Government made a statement Monday reacting to the Davies Commission on Airport Expansion.  For many local residents it means an ongoing nightmare of “not knowing”:  the prospect of a second runway at Gatwick still hangs over our area.

Gatwick Arrivals Review Meeting

"Following the well-attended public meeting held in Warnham at which Horsham MP Jeremy Quin arranged for local residents to make their views on aircraft noise known direct to the independent commission appointed by Gatwick he followed-up this week in Parliament.  Working with MPs from across Suss

Jeremy Quin Hosts Public Meeting in Warnham on Airport Noise

On the evening of Friday 27th November 2015 Jeremy Quin MP for Horsham hosted a very well attended public meeting in Warnham for local residents to express their concerns and experiences to the Independent Commission for Airport Noise during the consultation ahead of their report on noise generat

Jeremy Quin Attends the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign AGM

Last week I attended the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign AGM. “GACC”  seeks to improve the environment around the Airport and has provided considerable support to those of us in Parliament campaigning against runway expansion at Gatwick.

A Busy Week in Parliament

Parliament has already been busy and following the party conferences it will get yet more intense.