Gatwick Airport is because of reveal strategies to utilize its emergency situation runway to increase capability.
The airport’s most current draft strategy is set to be launched on Thursday and will head out to public assessment, a spokesperson stated.
The emergency situation runway would be utilized for smaller sized airplane departures, as part of future development strategies.
Opponents to growth at the West Sussex airport have actually called it “a 2nd runway by the back entrance”.
The airport’s spokesperson stated Gatwick was “checking out how to make finest usage of its existing runways, consisting of the possibility of bringing its existing standby runway into regular usage”.
“This would provide an incremental boost in capability that matches the growth plans of other airports throughout the South East.”
The airport was likewise taking a look at utilizing the existing runway “more extremely”, assisted by the usage of modern-day innovation, the airport spokesperson informed the BBC.
Campaign group Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions stated: “This is merely betrayal of neighborhoods of Sussex, Surrey and Kent who have actually currently sustained the boosts in long run motions this year by 24.1%.
“This is a 2nd runway by the back entrance, how can neighborhoods ever trust Gatwick management once again?”
In June Gatwick Airport revealed £ 1,11 bn strategies to broaden part of the North Terminal , consisting of 6 brand-new departure gates.