Letter: Gatwick ‘is a vital economic asset’

Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport

C. Westbrook writes about noise from the planes at Gatwick (letters, August 31).

However one soon gets wholly inured to it. From Fittleworth one can hear the trains in the dead of night. No nuisance at all.

The blunt fact is that Gatwick is a vital economic asset. In the light of Brexit there is a prima facie case to expand all three London airports and to a tight time scale.

Brexit is perhaps the biggest economic challenge since WW2 and an acceleration of infrastructure is a very important answer.

John Barstow

The Fleet, Fittleworth

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