Gatwick mentioned that 66% councilors have favoured expansion against Heathrow. There are 44% council members who are supporting the expansion at Heathrow.
The outcome of YouGov poll for the West Sussex airport revealed when 11 members of London’s council requested PM Theresa May to favour the expansion at Gatwick and approve the dismissal for Heathrow.
The leaders of Southwark, Corydon, Hammersmith, Fulham, Hillinhdon, Kensington, Chelsea, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth council notified the increasing consensus behind the expansion of Gatwick. They all promised to work with ministers and also ensured the support for this giant and ambitious project.
The authorities presented almost 2.8million Londoners which includes five conventional and six Labour prohibited Boroughs.
They wrote the letter to May in which they mentioned: “We have now identified that Gatwick expansion will provide multiple incentives to Heathrow but with no cost to the public takings and fraction of the environmental disruption.”
“It doesn’t face the same legal hurdles and would develop more balance, flexibility and competitive airport networks instead all of the eggs in the Heathrow basket”.
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “London has united for the expansion of Gatwick as it is the only proposal that gives an ensured growth while restricting the impacts on environment”.
“Critical Gatwick expansion is the individual plan that can actually be delivered – unlike Heathrow it doesn’t require £5 billion of taxpayer funding”.
“This money could otherwise be utilized for imperative infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 2, Thames river crossings & new homes”.
“The UK has not enough money for Heathrow delay – let’s get on and build a new runway at Gatwick”.
Gatwick claimed the majority support in which 66% council members are favouring this ambitious project. London is united for the expansion at Gatwick because now they believe that it will provide the similar benefits with in cost. The investment and growth at Gatwick will bring the remarkable growth and opportunities.
Source: UK AIRPORT NEWS