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First pictures of Gatwick's proposed second runway

The Argus: Image of how Gatwick would look with a second runway Image of how Gatwick would look with a second runway

The first pictures of how Gatwick’s second runway could look have been revealed.

The Sussex airport has said that if given the go-ahead for a second runway, passengers could be taking as soon as 2025.

Sir Terry Farrell – the UK’s leading architect planner –said that an expanded Gatwick would have an Olympic scale effect from the capital to Brighton and Hove.

Gatwick bosses said today that if the Government approved their plans quickly, construction on the new runway could start before the end of the next parliament in 2020, with the first flights taking off by 2025.

Sir Terry Farrell said: "I have no doubt that with a second runway, Gatwick will deliver more balanced, and more widely spread, economic growth for London and the South East.

Expansion at Gatwick could do for South London and the wider region what the Olympics did for East London and give a huge boost in terms of jobs, housing and regeneration."

Stewart Wingate said: "The next runway needs to bring the greatest economic return for the UK at the lowest environmental cost.

"That makes Gatwick the obvious answer as we will be able to connect to more destinations in the future because we are the only airport to cater for all airline models.

"It is the best solution that embraces long term aviation trends. It can also be delivered in less time with less cost and less noise.

"Most importantly, passengers will benefit from more choice and better value for money. If chosen - and with swift decision making - we are committing today to start work on site in the next Parliament.”

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10:57am Tue 25 Mar 14

Ohnotagain ! says...

It's an absolute no brainer,

This simply must be built, the benefit's to the south east economy will be tremendous with job security for many thousand's of workers for years to come.
It's an absolute no brainer, This simply must be built, the benefit's to the south east economy will be tremendous with job security for many thousand's of workers for years to come. Ohnotagain !
  • Score: 26

11:07am Tue 25 Mar 14

Barney123 says...

Isn't it and "either/or" between Heathrow and Gatwick? It's an interesting proposition but I think the money's on Heathrow at present, especially with the Heathrow Hub proposition with connection to HS2.
Isn't it and "either/or" between Heathrow and Gatwick? It's an interesting proposition but I think the money's on Heathrow at present, especially with the Heathrow Hub proposition with connection to HS2. Barney123
  • Score: -7

11:24am Tue 25 Mar 14

J Hill says...

And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it.

I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety.
And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it. I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety. J Hill
  • Score: 8

11:51am Tue 25 Mar 14

worthingite says...

Remember Christmas 2013? We do....
Remember Christmas 2013? We do.... worthingite
  • Score: -7

12:09pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Quiterie says...

J Hill wrote:
And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it.

I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety.
There's a long standing binding agreement (1979 planning agreement) that prevents the building of a second runway, but it expires in 2019.

@Barney123 ...... no it's not Heathrow OR Gatwick ..... the interim report from the Commission looking at this hinted that it will probably be both.
[quote][p][bold]J Hill[/bold] wrote: And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it. I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety.[/p][/quote]There's a long standing binding agreement (1979 planning agreement) that prevents the building of a second runway, but it expires in 2019. @Barney123 ...... no it's not Heathrow OR Gatwick ..... the interim report from the Commission looking at this hinted that it will probably be both. Quiterie
  • Score: 4

4:06pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bill in Hanover says...

J Hill wrote:
And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it.

I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety.
There was an agreement made many years ago that Gatwick would remain a single runway airport until 2015 which is why nothing has happened yet.
[quote][p][bold]J Hill[/bold] wrote: And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it. I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety.[/p][/quote]There was an agreement made many years ago that Gatwick would remain a single runway airport until 2015 which is why nothing has happened yet. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Tue 25 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

Difficult to think of a more efficient way of polluting the atmosphere than dramatically expanding the airline industry and makes meeting our climate change commitments almost impossible to achieve. What is the urgency to do this? Save mankind? Nope, just making money for big corporations to provide weekend breaks for the better off.

Perhaps we could use some of the fracked hydrocarbons; smashing the ground beneath our feet to pollute the heavens. You have to admit it has a certain symetry to it.
Difficult to think of a more efficient way of polluting the atmosphere than dramatically expanding the airline industry and makes meeting our climate change commitments almost impossible to achieve. What is the urgency to do this? Save mankind? Nope, just making money for big corporations to provide weekend breaks for the better off. Perhaps we could use some of the fracked hydrocarbons; smashing the ground beneath our feet to pollute the heavens. You have to admit it has a certain symetry to it. HJarrs
  • Score: -6

6:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

John Steed says...

stop dithering get on with it, airports bring money to UK PLC and the local economy, 2025 is far to late, we will have lost traffic to europe.
stop dithering get on with it, airports bring money to UK PLC and the local economy, 2025 is far to late, we will have lost traffic to europe. John Steed
  • Score: 6

8:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Jam1001 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Difficult to think of a more efficient way of polluting the atmosphere than dramatically expanding the airline industry and makes meeting our climate change commitments almost impossible to achieve. What is the urgency to do this? Save mankind? Nope, just making money for big corporations to provide weekend breaks for the better off.

Perhaps we could use some of the fracked hydrocarbons; smashing the ground beneath our feet to pollute the heavens. You have to admit it has a certain symetry to it.
Its not weekend breaks for the better off. Thats a bygone era. These days planes are a commute for hundreds each day out of gatwick. I used gatwick airport 13 times last year and i didn't go on holiday once.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Difficult to think of a more efficient way of polluting the atmosphere than dramatically expanding the airline industry and makes meeting our climate change commitments almost impossible to achieve. What is the urgency to do this? Save mankind? Nope, just making money for big corporations to provide weekend breaks for the better off. Perhaps we could use some of the fracked hydrocarbons; smashing the ground beneath our feet to pollute the heavens. You have to admit it has a certain symetry to it.[/p][/quote]Its not weekend breaks for the better off. Thats a bygone era. These days planes are a commute for hundreds each day out of gatwick. I used gatwick airport 13 times last year and i didn't go on holiday once. Jam1001
  • Score: 1

8:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Jam1001 says...

J Hill wrote:
And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it.

I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety.
And this one. And written by the chief reporter no less...

"The Sussex airport has said that if given the go-ahead for a second runway, passengers could be taking as soon as 2025."
[quote][p][bold]J Hill[/bold] wrote: And I quote "The Argus: Image of the transport interchange at Gatwick is a second runway was built". Does the Argus employ anyone at all to check copy or proof read before things go to print or go "live" on the internet? Shoddy and poor journalism ... no excuse for it. I'm surprised that Gatwick has remained a single runway airport for so long considering it's fame and just how busy it is. I have thought for a long time that a second runway should be built there. Surely it would alleviate air traffic queuing problems and therefore increase air safety.[/p][/quote]And this one. And written by the chief reporter no less... "The Sussex airport has said that if given the go-ahead for a second runway, passengers could be taking as soon as 2025." Jam1001
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

cynic_the says...

17.44 Gatwick Express today - only 5 coaches, so everyone pressed up against the glass. Again.

So with 11 more years of population growth, how will the rail (and road) infrastructure cope with with extra volume of passengers a second runway would generate?

I'm all for it in principle, but if we don't massively increase (double?) the current transport capacity to and from the Airport, we're going to end up with disastrous congestion problems and overcrowding.
17.44 Gatwick Express today - only 5 coaches, so everyone pressed up against the glass. Again. So with 11 more years of population growth, how will the rail (and road) infrastructure cope with with extra volume of passengers a second runway would generate? I'm all for it in principle, but if we don't massively increase (double?) the current transport capacity to and from the Airport, we're going to end up with disastrous congestion problems and overcrowding. cynic_the
  • Score: -1

11:03pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Dave At Home says...

The artist was either drunk or does not know anything about Gatwick. The new or second runway cannot be smaller than the first and the one to the right cannot be located so close to the new arm in the South Terminal. Also any idea of terminal buildings in the centre are wrong because the new terminal will be the West Terminal located where the old Dan Air hanger and snow yard use to be..... big smoke screen at work here.
The artist was either drunk or does not know anything about Gatwick. The new or second runway cannot be smaller than the first and the one to the right cannot be located so close to the new arm in the South Terminal. Also any idea of terminal buildings in the centre are wrong because the new terminal will be the West Terminal located where the old Dan Air hanger and snow yard use to be..... big smoke screen at work here. Dave At Home
  • Score: 0

9:32am Wed 26 Mar 14

angrymonkey says...

shame cant start to build it now.
shame cant start to build it now. angrymonkey
  • Score: 1

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