Gatwick's Northern Runway plans offer a positive contribution to London

Thursday 21 July 2022

Richard Burge, Chief Executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), said:

“The London Chamber is fully backing Gatwick Airport’s proposal to expand the use of its Northern Runway. Gatwick is an essential asset to London and the UK’s national transport and logistics infrastructure, playing an integral role in maintaining London’s status as a global city for business, trade and tourism. Gatwick helps to sustain the all-important flow of visitors to the UK – and the trade flows through logistics operations – on which London and the rest of the British economy is so dependent. The proposed plans for the Northern Runway carefully balance the needs of local residents with the obligation to set a precedent for the type of sustainable growth that London and the UK should pursue as part of long-term net zero ambitions. LCCI strongly supports Gatwick’s plans for the Northern Runway and the positive contributions this will enable for the London businesses, and by extension the UK economy.”