We work closely with the local authorities close to Gatwick on social, environmental and economic matters. In 2001, Gatwick Airport signed a Section 106 (S106) legal agreement with West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council (following consultation with seven other local authorities in the area). The agreement reflected a shared desire to see the airport grow, with measures in place to minimise as far as possible its short and long term impacts. The S106 was renewed for a further seven years in 2008 and in December 2015 it was extended until the end of 2018.
The agreement defines how Gatwick's operation, growth and environmental impacts will be managed responsibly and ensures that our wider sustainability strategy is aligned with local authority partners. It is considered as a best practice case in the UK by external stakeholders. The agreement underpins the important relationship between the airport owner and the local authorities with responsibility for planning, environmental management and highways.
To ensure delivery of our S106 obligations, and additional commitments that we have made on sustainable development, we maintain a set of ten action plans on topics covered by the S106 agreement and by our Decade of change sustainability strategy. The current action plans cover the period 2015-2018.
Performance against the S106 agreement is reported in the S106 Annual Monitoring Report which covers our actions to fulfil our obligations and commitments; and is also communicated to the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM).
Read our full legal agreement for 2015 - 2018 (very large file)
S106 Annual Monitoring Reports
We report annually on our performance against our S106 obligations and our S106/Decade of Change action plan commitments.
Each year we report on how we are progressing against our targets in our Decade of Change performance reports. You can read our latest report and those from previous years on our sustainability reports page.