Investing in the future of Gatwick Airport
As part of our airport planning for future growth we create and publish long term plans known as a ‘Masterplan’ to show how the airport intends to develop and to help inform the regional and local planning process.
Within our Commitments framework we agreed to consult on our investment plans with both the airline community and the Passenger Action Group, and to annually publish a rolling five-year Capital Investment Programme. (CIP) In addition to tour CIP, we will normally refresh our Master Plan every five years (or as directed by Government policy), including a consultation with airlines and the wider community prior to its publication. Owing to the planned consultations by Government on its airports National Policy Statement and wider Aviation Strategy during 2017, we have decided to delay the next Master Plan until the outputs of this process have been made clear.
Master plan 2012
Back in 2011 and 2012, we ran a major consultation on Gatwick's vision for growth up to 2020, following which we created our final master plan. During the consultation we engaged with local residents and businesses, local councils and MPs, as well as holding workshops, public exhibitions and mailed leaflets. In total around 2,200 people engaged with us directly during the consultation period.
Our master plan can be viewed or downloaded here:
2014 - 2024 Business plan
In February 2013, we submitted our 2014 – 2024 business plan to the CAA.
Our business plan set out a seven-year 'Contracts & Commitments' framework which replaces the current system of regulation. We're proposing a further investment of £1 billion at the airport between 2014 and 2019 to build on the improvements we've already delivered since becoming independent in 2009.
Future plans are to create two world class terminals by refurbishing the North Terminal to match the improvements in the South Terminal. This includes creating a world beating check-in, next generation security facilities, a bigger departures area, a transformed arrivals area and new border zone technologies, including 15 state-of-the-art e-gates to help reduce queues for passengers.