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Opponents of second runway at Gatwick Airport march through Horsham

CAGNE members and supporters walk from the Carfax to the Drill Hall in demonstration of the Gatwick Expansion proposal & Flight Path Trials (Submitted by Steve Peskett).

CAGNE members and supporters walk from the Carfax to the Drill Hall in demonstration of the Gatwick Expansion proposal & Flight Path Trials (Submitted by Steve Peskett).

Campaigners marched through Horsham town centre on Saturday May 3 against new flight paths and a second runway at Gatwick Airport.

More than 100 people walked from the bandstand in the Carfax to the Drill Hall in Denne Road, where the airport was holding an exhibition as part of its consultation on runway options for a potential second runway.

Members of the Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions (CAGNE), formed after trial flight paths started sending aircraft over Warnham earlier this year, joined the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC), and the Campaign to Protect Rural England Sussex on the march.

Sally Pavey, chair of CAGNE, said: “A real mix of ages walked and gathered on the steps of Drill Hall before going in to ask questions about new flight paths, lack of infrastructure, mass housebuilding to accommodate inward migrating workers to fill jobs, removal of woodlands and floodplains being built on, road congestion and the emissions from the road and sky.”

Consultation closes on May 16. Representations can be made on Gatwick Airport’s website.

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