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Gatwick Airport stated that it does plan to submit its DCO application within the coming weeks but wouldn't give a specific date for the submission.

As part of the plans, Gatwick Airport wants to rebuild its Northern Runway, which is currently used as a standby and for maintenance, to be used by smaller departing aircraft. This would include moving the centre line of the runway further north by 12m, bringing it within global safety standards to operate dual runway departures.

The plan also include provision for road improvements, a new pier, improvements to existing terminal buildings and additional parking and hotels.

Due to the scope of the plans, the scheme has been deemed a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project meaning that a DCO is needed before construction can start.

The airport believes the project is a “low-impact plan” to “improve resilience, reduce delays and provide a significant boost to the regional economy”.

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