Air quality is critically important topic in its own right and in relation to the debate about where further runway capacity should be provided at Gatwick or Heathrow.
This report provides the latest monthly monitoring results for Gatwick and Heathrow.
Air quality is continuously monitored by the relevant local authorities at a number of monitoring stations around Heathrow and Gatwick. This monitoring shows that air quality is comfortably within relevant health based standards for all pollutants around Gatwick, but that at Heathrow air quality breaches legally binding standards for Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) of 40μg/m3 averaged over an annual period.
A full list and links to the documents that formed Gatwick Airport's submission to the Airports Commission in May 2014.
Gatwick's Chairman, Sir Roy McNulty, has written to Northern Irish politicians setting out a series of guarantees and committments in the event of Gatwick expansion.
Gatwick submission to the Airports Commission July 2013: Proposals for providing Additional Runway Capacity in the Longer Term