It’s feared Eastbourne’s economy could suffer as a result of the Government’s decision to back the expansion of Heathrow Airport.
The unLtd Chamber of Commerce believes both Gatwick and Heathrow should be expanded to allow business across East Sussex to grow.
Chief Executive Christina Ewbank said, “Today’s airport announcement is very disappointing for Eastbourne and East Sussex. Gatwick is absolutely rammed to capacity already and any successful business would want to expand when they reach capacity. This decision limits the future of Gatwick Airport and also the economy across East Sussex as it puts a halt on potential investment and growth in our region.
To future proof the UK economy so that it can grow successfully over the next 50 years we want to see both Gatwick and Heathrow expanding. Gatwick can get on with a second runway now whilst Heathrow keeps talking about it. Either way a new runway at both airports is crucial for UK Plc.”