Gatwick Airport - Horley's Neighbour
As can be seen on the map below, Gatwick Airport is Horley's neighbour. The other nearby villages and towns, such as Charlwood, Copthorne, Crawley, Smallfield and Burstow are all effected by the presence of this major airport.
A large and thriving business community has built up around the airport. Many local people work there or in related businesses, a substantial bus system links the housing developments and many people benefit from the economic effect of Gatwick.
There is local concern about the the expansion of the airport. There are concerns about air quality, noise and how the local roads will support more traffic.
The owners of the airport work closely with our local community. They provide a Local Residents Parking Scheme and publish news for local residents. Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT) award grants to the local community.
Below is (2018) information on the proposed use of the current Standby Runway for departing flights, proposed to start in 2019. This is taken from the airport's draft master plan 2018.
A public consultation process has been held and Gatwick has now published their future plans.
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Other useful Gatwick info
Some serious problems have been reported where people have alleged that their cars have been damaged by unapproved parking companies. London Gatwick’s approved off-airport parking scheme was introduced to offer passengers more confidence and guidance when choosing off-airport parking. When travelling from Gatwick Airport we strongly recommend either using one of the official Gatwick car parks (on the airport) or alternatively an approved off-airport parking supplier as listed on Gatwick's approved off-airport parking page.