gdb - Membership Survey on Gatwick Expansion

14 Feb 2018

As a representative body, we need to know what you think ...

In early February Gatwick Diamond Business (gdb) carried out the regular Poll to measure the Membership’s views on a second runway at Gatwick Airport.

 

The Poll has shown that we should continue to support the development of Runway 2 at Gatwick. The findings are in the table below, but show that 88% of Members who responded are in favour of a second runway at Gatwick whilst 7% are in opposition.  The others were unable to express an opinion or needed further information on the issues.

 

The Poll gives gdb Members the opportunity to further express their opinion and we will look to publish both supporting and opposing views, with permission, in the May edition of the Source magazine.

 

As a representative body, we need to know what our Members think and it is important that we check with them on crucial issues such as this.  Whilst the runway debate continues, and the option of developing Heathrow is still under scrutiny by Parliament and the Transport Select Committee, our Member businesses are obviously keen to see this airport grow.  These businesses are invested in the region, they and their staff live and work in the region around Gatwick so it is important we reflect their views.

 

But I’m also keen to listen to those who oppose Airport growth and look forward to hearing from them. 

 

In previous years, the Survey has shown that there is strong support for the Second Runway from the Membership of Gatwick Diamond Business:

 

2014

2015

2016

2018

Support

92%

85%

88%

88%

Oppose

3%

11%

9%

7%

Need more

2%

2%

1%

4%

Abstain

3%

2%

2%

1%

 

(2018 Survey conducted with 431 members of gdb, 32% response rate)

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