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 Gatwick. Many local people work at the airport, a substantial bus system links the housing developments and many people benefit from the economic effect of Gatwick.
There is a lot of local concern about the possible expansion of Gatwick. There are concerns about air quality, noise and how the local roads will support more traffic.
Gatwick Airport work with the 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 the latest (2018) information on the proposed use of the current Gatwick Standby Runway for departing flights, proposed to start in 2019. This is taken from the Gatwick Airport draft master plan 2018.
A consultation process is underway and public exhibitions are being held at the following venues.
The public are invited to come along to one of Gatwick Airport's public exhibitions, where you'll have the opportunity to review their plans and talk to them about the future of Gatwick Airport. Exhibitions will be held at the following dates and locations:
Date: Saturday 3 November
Location: The Barn, Causeway, Horsham, RH12 1HE
Date: Thursday 8 November
Location: Centrale Shopping Centre, Croydon, CR0 1TY
Date: Saturday 10 November
Location: Royal Victoria Place Shopping Centre, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2SS
Date: Monday 12 November
Location: Churchill Square Shopping Centre, Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2RG
Date: Saturday 17 November
Location: County Mall Shopping Centre, Crawley, RH10 1FG
The consultation can also be responded to online at this link.
Gatwick Noise Lab
Click here to visit the Gatwick Airport website.
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.