24 March 2016

Update by Charles Kirwan-Taylor, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director

24 March 2016 - updated 4 May 2016


Charles Kirwan-TaylorWe’ve held the two drop in sessions I mentioned in my last blog:

- Monday 7 March 2016 in Reigate

- Tuesday 15 March 2016 in Dorking

Both events were well attended. The presentation about route design by Paul Reid Associates was popular, and feedback suggested that it gave a useful insight to the technical aspects of the Route 4 modification.  

We also had our CASPER noise and track keeping system demonstration, with members of our team on hand to provide additional detail about the route and its position in relation to local areas.

In response to feedback that another session would probably be helpful we’re holding an additional session to give people who weren’t able to come along to the earlier ones a chance to find out more. This will also take place at the Burford Bridge Hotel, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BX and will be on Thursday 5 May 2016, where you will be welcome to drop in between 6 - 9pm.

Once again we’ll have exhibition boards to explain what’s happening, material for you to take away and members of our team available to chat through any questions you may have. This time we’ll run the technical session presented by Paul Reid Associates at 6:15, 7:00 and 8:00 pm, so that you can plan your timing; we hope this will give more people the opportunity to join in.

We were asked by a few people if we might be able to hold the next session in a local community hall. We’ve investigated the feasibility of this, and have decided to return to the Dorking venue for reasons of space and timing. This venue worked well in terms of layout, acoustics and access in a way which would be hard to replicate in a different space; and we are keen to hold the next session soon, while allowing enough advance notice.

We’ll be advertising the event over the next few weeks in local media. I’d like to encourage anyone who has attended any of these sessions, and indeed any interested party, to keep in touch; we will collate and report all comments to the CAA to ensure a common understanding of the community’s response to the modified Route 4.

You can let us know what you think at the drop-in session or by emailing: route4@gatwickairport.com