Gatwick – No Chance To Say No!
Gatwick Airport’s runway consultation, to be launched on 4th april, must be revised to include a box for people to tick if they want no new runway. tHat is the demand made by GACC. If it is not done, GACC say the consultation will be ‘phoney’. It will be a no ‘NO’ vote!
It is understood that, as at present planned, the consultations will provide no simple way for the public to vote for ‘no new runway’. It is obvious say GACC, that the airport will report the results as showing a big majority in favour – just because those against have been given no chance to say so.
‘There is some similarity’, said GACC chairman Brendon Sewill, ‘with the recent poll in Crimea where the public were not given the option of keeping things as they were.’
Another reason why GACC describes the Gatwick consultation as bogus is because the airports Commission has already announced that it will be focussing on the largest option. And the Airport also say that this is their preferred choice’. So the outcome of the consultation is pre-ordained. ‘Whichever option the public choose,; added Sweill, ‘the decision has already been taken.;
By resurrecting the option of a close-parallel runway, the airport is fooling the public into thinking they can support something somewhat less damaging without realising this option has already been ruled out – and that a vote for any option will bed ousted as a vote in favour of a new runway.