Greg issues joint letter objecting to Gatwick's expansion plans

Greg has reiterated his opposition to the expansion of Gatwick in a joint letter to Chris Grayling in which he, and five other MPs, express their opposition "in principle" to the airport's plans to bring its reserve runway into regular use which they describe as a "second runway by any other name."  

The letter was sent to the Secretary of State for Transport in the wake of Gatwick publishing the final draft of its Master Plan, in which the airport outlines its business proposals for the next five years. Aircraft noise, climate change, health issues and the lack of decent infrastructure to cope with surging passenger numbers, were all reasons cited for their opposition. 

Aside from Greg, the five other signatories were:

Tom Tugendhat, Member of Parliament for Tonbridge

Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament for Reigate

Sir Paul Beresfor, Member of Parliament for Mole Valley

Gillian Keegan, Member of Parliament for Chichester

The Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Soames, Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex.