The CAA has decided that the modified Route 4 has delivered the aim of the airspace change to an acceptable standard and this change will now be made permanent.
The CAA recognises airspace changes can have an impact on communities and in making this decision, has asked Gatwick Airport to give a number of undertakings including:
•To investigate the potential of meaningful respite, the airport will consider options for additional Route 4 departure designs, from the points where the route heads east.
•To consider the potential for obtaining respite by alternating or switching a proportion of Route 4 departures onto another route.
Full list of undertakings can be found on page 10 of the report.
The Parish Council has sent a final response to Gatwick Airport about Route 4.
The Parish Council met with Andy Sinclair, Head Airspace Strategy & Engagement at Gatwick Airport. Minutes of the meeting :-
The Parish Council held their public meeting on 12 October 2016. Click here for a copy of the presentation and the minutes of the meeting:-
All residents that are affected with the change in route should make representation as the change is being monitored by Gatwick airport and they are keen to receive feedback at Route4@gatwickairport.com.
We will continue to communicate information effectively to the local community and Protest Group - Route4NoMore, and all interested parties and representatives by use of newsletter and Social Media.
Councillors have met with Andy Sinclair, Head Airspace Strategy & Engagement and Gareth Owen and Crispin Blunt on various occasiosn to discuss fair and equitable flight paths.
Please click on the links below for copies of previous meetings and background information:-