In 2008 Gatwick Airport signed a legal agreement with West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council (following consultation with seven other local authorities).

SustainabilityThe agreement contains far-reaching objectives and obligations and outlines how the airport's operation, growth and environmental impacts will be managed responsibly. It underpins the important relationship between the airport owner and its local authorities with responsibility for planning, environmental management and highways.

Legal Agreement

Read our full legal agreement (275KB)

Air quality

Air quality action plan (741KB)


Noise action plan 2013-2018 (2MB) 

Noise action plan 2010-2015 (773KB)

Summary noise action plan (720KB)

Surface access

Surface access action plan (422KB)


Energy action plan (264KB)

Low carbon action plan (440KB)

Water and waste

Waste action plan (285KB)

Water quality action plan (409KB)


Community action plan (404KB)

Biodiversity action plan (440KB)

Sustainability performance review

We publish two reports which detail how we are performing as we strive to become London's airport of choice.

Our 2014 Decade of Change report that provides information across all sustainability issues in a straightforward and accessible way. Within this sustainability performance review, we detail progress against our S106 Legal Agreement obligations and action plans and provide additional data that was not included within the Decade of Change document.

Performance review 2014

Performance review 2013

Performance review 2012

Performance review 2011

Performance review 2010

Performance review 2009