Gatwick Northern Runway Project – we want your views

Survey Period: 9 September 2021 to 1 December 2021

Gatwick Airport is consulting on proposals to bring the existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside the Main Runway. The consultation runs for 12 weeks, from 9 September 2021 to 1 December 2021.

All comments must be received by 11:59pm on 1 December 2021

Gatwick Northern Runway Project  are proposing some alterations to bring the existing Northern Runway into routine use, alongside the Main Runway. This will enable the dual operation of both runways. Departures would be shared between both runways, with the Northern Runway used for smaller aircraft. All arrivals would continue to use the Main Runway. The majority of the construction works associated with the proposals are contained within the existing airport boundary.

The level of passenger increase, along with the road improvements needed, means that this project is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. This means they will need to apply for a Development Consent Order to build and operate it. The Northern Runway is expected to be operational by summer 2029.

To find out more about the proposals:


To respond to their consultation:

  • Complete an online consultation questionnaire on their website
  • Email your comments to:
  • Post your written responses (no stamp required) to: FREEPOST RTRB-LUUJ-AGBY
  • Complete a hard copy questionnaire and return it using the FREEPOST address
  • Call 0800 038 3486 to speak to someone, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm


Read More: Information pack – Gatwick Airport Runway Project


Following the consultation, they will consider all feedback – along with further environmental and modelling assessments, continued engagement with statutory authorities and others – when finalising the proposals ahead of submitting an application for a Development Consent Order for the Northern Runway Project.

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