Eastbourne’s MP is vowing to continue to push for Gatwick Airport to get a second runway.
Caroline Ansell has spoken out after the Government backed Heathrow for expansion earlier today (25 October).
She said, “I am very disappointed the Government has approved expansion at Heathrow and not at Gatwick.
“Despite this, I remain convinced Gatwick is more deliverable, more sustainable and more affordable and I will continue to campaign for it to expand while there remains uncertainty over a third runway at Heathrow, given the opposition it faces.
“The fact is we need to build airport capacity at pace, especially post-Brexit, and the country needs to get into the habit of future-proofing its infrastructure, not just reacting when the situation is urgent. We need to tell the world we remain open for business and I believe increased capacity at Gatwick will do that.
“Finally, I do welcome a government making a decision on such an important issue. For too long this tough choice has been avoided by previous administrations to the detriment of the country.”