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Gatwick Airport (Development)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what danger areas restrict airspace near Cliffe and so make it impracticable as an alternative to Gatwick; and whether he is satisfied that the welfare of the 75,000 residents will not be adversely affected by the development of Gatwick.

Danger areas at Shoeburyness, Isle of Grain and Barton Point restrict the airspace in the vicinity of Cliffe. Of course the construction of an airport necessarily involves some inconvenience to residents in the area affected, but I do not think the number seriously inconvenienced will be anything like the figure quoted.