Public invited to Gatwick drop-in session with Airports Commission 6 – 8pm on Tues 16th December in Crawley

On Tuesday 16th December, the Airports Commission will be holding its second full public discussion day on airport runway proposals, about Gatwick.  The first was about Heathrow, on 3rd December. The Commission has now announced there will be a public drop-in session, available to anyone who wishes to attend, from 6 – 8pm on Tuesday 16th. There is no need to have a ticket.   The Commission says the purpose of this drop in session is for Commission staff to hear first-hand from people to be affected locally. Commission staff will be available to answer questions, and help people find the information they need in order to respond to the Airports Commission runway consultation, that closes on 3rd February. The main meeting during the day is by ticket only, as capacity is limited and there has been huge demand. There are no more tickets available. However, the Commission will be publishing a full transcript on their website so those unable to attend can read what was said.  But everyone is invited to attend the 6 – 8pm session at the Arora Hotel, Crawley.
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Airports Commission Consultation: Gatwick Area Drop In Session

Members of the team supporting the Commission will be available to provide advice
on responding to its consultation on proposals for additional airport capacity in the
Longley Suite, Arora Hotel, Crawley from 18:00 to 20:00 on Tuesday 16 December 2014.
Tickets are not required to attend this event.

The Airports Commission has over the past six months carried out a significant
amount of work to analyse the economic, business and environmental impacts of the
proposals for additional capacity at Heathrow Airport. It has recently published the
results of this analysis for public consultation.

An important part of this process is to hear from those people likely to be impacted by
the proposals and we would like to encourage people to respond. The consultation
runs until 3 February 2015, and the consultation materials, including information on
how to respond, can be accessed on our website.

To hear views at first hand the Commission has also set up a public discussion session
on 16 December at the Arora Hotel, Crawley.

This will enable it to hear views from local communities and their elected representatives. This session has proved to be very popular and we will be publishing a full transcript on our website so those unable to attend are able to read what was said.

The Commission would encourage people to respond to the consultation, and look
forward to taking their views on board as we enter the final phase of our work to
identify the best overall proposal.

Drop in session Address
Longley Suite
Arora Hotel
Southgate Ave,
Crawley,
West Sussex
RH10 6LW
The venue is adjacent to Crawley station.
Parking: Parking is available at the hotel on a first come, first served basis. Guests
requiring step free access should park at surface level..


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Airports Commission Gatwick Public Discussion Session – 16 December 2014.

Arora Hotel

Southgate Ave,

Crawley,   RH10 6LW

No-one who is not pre-registered will be given access to the venue. 

Airports Commissioners present at the event.

Sir Howard Davies (Chair)
Sir John Armitt
Professor Dame Julia King
Professor Ricky Burdett

 

 Programme

To manage the event effectively, the Commission intends to stick rigidly to the programme.

Time Section (Invited) Witnesses Section Breakdown
0930-0945 Introduction Sir Howard Davies 1x 15 minute
0945-1000 Scheme Promoters Stewart Wingate

Chief Executive

Gatwick Airport Limited

1×15 minute proposal summary
1000-1030 Members of Parliament Henry Smith MP (Crawley)

Crispin Blunt MP (Reigate)

 

2×10 minute witness statements to include questions to promoters

 

1×10 minute promoter right to respond and Commission follow-up

1030-1050 Comfort Break
1050-1130 Community Groups Brendon Sewill (GACC)

Sally Pavey (CAGNE)

Major Richard Streatfeild (HWCAAG)

3×8 minute witness statements to include questions to promoters

 

1×15 minute promoter right to response and Commission follow-up

1130-1200 Public Statements from Public Gallery 1-2 minute statements
1200-1245 Lunch Break
1245-1400 Local Authority Leaders Cllr Peter Lamb (Crawley BC)

Cllr Paul Carter (Kent CC)

Cllr Louise Goldsmith (West Sussex CC)

Cllr Peter Martin (Surrey CC)

Cllr Tony Newman (LB Croydon)

5×10 minute witness statements to include questions to promoters

 

1×15 minute promoter right to response and Commission follow-up

1400-1415 Comfort Break
1415-1455 Business Representatives Martin Heffer, (Coast to Capital LEP)

Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive,  (Gatwick Diamond)

Cath Lynn, Group Commercial Director, (easyJet Plc.)

3×8 minute witness statements to include questions to promoters

 

1×10 minute promoter right to respond and Commission follow-up

1455-1530 Public Statements from Public Gallery 1-2 minute statements
1530-1545 Closing Remarks Sir Howard Davies 1×15 minute