The wrong decision has been made over the future of Gatwick Airport, according to Eastbourne’s former MP.
Stephen Lloyd has spoken to Eastbourne Buzz about the Government’s announcement today (25 October) to back a third runway at Heathrow.
Stephen said, "I am profoundly disappointed the government have gone ahead with the Heathrow option. Not least as its obvious this will now be snarled up in legal red tape for years. Meanwhile, Gatwick is ready and waiting, can be done for almost a third of the price and be up and running quickly! The eight Conservative MP's in the constituencies surrounding Gatwick should hold their heads in shame for opposing its expansion. This announcement is a blow for the south east, and for Eastbourne."