25 October 2018
Keith Taylor MEP will be near Gatwick Airport on Tuesday October 30th to publicise a new plan to expand Gatwick by using the emergency runway for regular flights. Gatwick lost out in the battle for a new runway with Heathrow being given the green light for a third runway, in the face of a huge amount of opposition and concerns about air quality.
Greens have been campaigning against any airport expansion in the South East because of the carbon emissions, noise and air pollution. Bizarrely the new masterplan for Gatwick says new planes will be less polluting and quieter and so the environmental impacts aren't significant, despite the huge increase being proposed in flights. Their consultation is open until January 10th - Keith and Surrey Greens will be writing to object.
You can join Keith for a photo at Old Brighton Road, Lowfield Heath, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 0PR at 1230.
Keith is also hosting a Brexit Q&A at Surrey University at 6pm on Tuesday October 30th. You can book a (free) place and join the debate.