Gatwick AirportMelanie Wrightson, Community Engagement Manager for Gatwick Airport, has sent us a summary of three You Gov polls that are published today in which the public choose Gatwick expansion over Heathrow.

In the first public polls since the London Mayor’s Estuarial option was taken off the table by the Airports Commission, three separate groups – Londoners, Gatwick residents and people living near Heathrow – have all come out in favour of building a new runway at Gatwick rather than Heathrow.

You will find a summary here which is being published in the Evening Standard and then distributed more widely today.

In addition to the public polling showing that more Londoners support Gatwick expansion rather than Heathrow, Gatwick has this morning outlined to London Assembly members why the airport’s needs for a second runway are the best and most deliverable solution to meet the future aviation needs of London and the UK.

The briefing session came as Gatwick released a new report – Connecting London and the South East To the Future. Faster – outlining how expansion of the airport would offer greater economic benefits for London and the South East, driving widespread regeneration where it is needed most.   This is the coverage.