More information specifically about the local economy and businesses

If the Government selects Gatwick and we progress our application for a second runway, a full and detailed planning process will take place. This will include extensive consultation on the impacts of both construction and operations.

We have already published an engagement charter, which sets out the process for engagement and compensation for impacted businesses and landowners.

If you are unsure if your business premises would be affected by Gatwick’s plans, you can call: 01293 504083 or email: engagement.charter@gatwickairport.com

Below is some information on the specific issues that people have already asked us about, which may be useful at this stage:

Manor Royal Business District  
Lowfield Heath Industrial Estate 
City Place Gatwick 
Employment land in the region 
Disruption to business during construction 
Gatwick's future labour market 
Gatwick's financing

Manor Royal Business District 

Our current proposal for a second runway would result in the loss of a number of industrial and commercial properties on the northern edge of Manor Royal industrial estate, as this is on land required for the future airport development.

We have published an engagement charter, which sets out how all businesses and landowners will be engaged and involved in the process. It explains the process for engagement & compensation from the initial announcement that Gatwick has been recommended by the Davies Commission, through to final arrangements for compensation or relocation.
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Lowfield Heath Industrial Estate 

Our current proposal for a second runway would result in the removal of Lowfield Heath industrial estate, as this is on land required for the future airport development.

We have published an engagement charter, which sets out how all businesses and landowners will be engaged and involved in the process. It explains the process for engagement & compensation from the initial announcement that Gatwick has been recommended by the Davies Commission, through to final arrangements for compensation or relocation.
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City Place Gatwick

Our current proposal for a second runway would result in the removal of City Place, as this is on land required for the future airport development.

We have published an engagement charter, which sets out how all businesses and landowners will be engaged and involved in the process. It explains the process for engagement & compensation from the initial announcement that Gatwick has been recommended by the Davies Commission, through to final arrangements for compensation or relocation.
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Employment land in the region

Expanding the airport will remove approximately 55 hectares, or 0.55km2 of employment land. We are working in a positive way with local authorities on this issue. A dedicated working group has been established as a sub group of the Gatwick Officers Group, which will examine the types of businesses, land requirements and land availability so that an integrated strategy can be developed which meets the needs of both the businesses impacted looking to relocate and the wider local area. 

We have published an engagement charter, which sets out how all businesses and landowners will be engaged and involved in the process. It explains the process for engagement and compensation from the initial announcement that Gatwick has been recommended by the Davies Commission, through to final arrangements for compensation or relocation.
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Disruption to business during construction

If Gatwick is selected, and moves forward with an application for a second runway, a full and

This will include detailed consultation on the impacts both during construction and once the new runway is operational. It will also include detailed arrangements to ensure that disruption during construction is minimised and managed fully.

We have published an engagement charter, which sets out how all businesses and landowners will be engaged and involved in the process. It explains the process for engagement and compensation from the initial announcement that Gatwick has been recommended by the Davies Commission, through to final arrangements for compensation or relocation.
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Gatwick's future labour market

A second runway at Gatwick will generate great employment opportunities, and will be a catalyst for an expected 17,500 additional jobs in in the region. By 2050 this number could increase to 55,200, and will be made up of direct, indirect and catalytic jobs.

The majority of our employees currently live within the Gatwick Diamond area and we would expect the majority of airport related workers to continue to live locally.

However while 32% of airport employees currently live in Crawley, other key areas are Reigate and Banstead, Mid Sussex, Horsham, Brighton and Hove, and Croydon.

We can tap into this workforce because of our good transport links. Croydon is only 14 minutes away from Gatwick by train.

We are already creating partnerships with local authorities like Croydon and with economic organisations like the Coast to Capital LEP and Gatwick Diamond, to develop strategies for employment, skills training, apprenticeships and recruitment.

Gatwick has also pledged £3.75m to help create 2,500 new apprenticeships for local young people. You can read more about this and our other pledges here. 
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Gatwick's financing 

Gatwick expansion will be delivered at a cost of £7.8 billion with private funding, with no additional public funding.

Gatwick Airport Limited is the company licensed to operate Gatwick Airport by the Civil Aviation Authority.

It is wholly-owned by Ivy Bidco Limited (Ivy), a company formed to undertake the acquisition of Gatwick. Ivy is ultimately controlled by funds managed by Global Infrastructure Management, LLC, part of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).
More information about Gatwick's ownership and management.
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