Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign
Who we are
The Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign, founded in 1965, is a voluntary
association, with an executive committee elected each year at our AGM.
In addition to individuals, our members include over 100 District and Parish
Councils and amenity groups. All members pay an annual subscription.
To protect the environment around Gatwick.
To keep the airport within its present boundaries.
To ensure that, while the airport becomes increasingly successful, this is
matched by a steady reduction in noise and pollution.
GACC is totally law abiding, and relies on rational argument to influence
government and aviation authorities.
1970 - persuaded Government to drop plans for second runway, and to go for
1980 - obtained safeguards as condition for constructing North Terminal
1985 - defeated Gatwick to Heathrow helicopter service.
1985-95 - successfully pressed for noise monitoring and track-keeping equipment,
with penalties on excessive noise.
1994 - defeated plan for second runway.
1999-2001 - initiated, and played leading role in drawing up, new legal
agreement to protect the environment. Agreement signed February 2001.