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Response to Airport Expansion Decision

Response to Airport Expansion Decision

Manor Royal Business District, which is home to 500 companies and 30,000 employees, is adjacent to Gatwick Airport.  Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal BID said:  "While this may not be the decision many businesses locally would have wanted, we congratulate the Government on finally taking this difficult decision and sending out a message to the world that the UK is open to business. Never has that been more important."

He continued:  "Manor Royal BID will now focus on seeking clarity on the impact this decision will have and importantly, we will look to understand its implications on the status of the safeguarded land.  We are confident that the current demand for commercial property on Manor Royal Business District will continue regardless, although I suspect this won’t be the end of expansion at Gatwick. If anything, it will mark the next phase of debate and challenge as Heathrow looks to negotiate the huge financial, political and practical hurdles it needs to overcome."

In the coming months, Manor Royal BID will continue to work closely with the Gatwick Airport team who have demonstrated the benefits of healthy competition in industry.  It’s very important we all sit down and discuss alternative futures for the area to ensure Manor Royal Business District continues to flourish alongside an international airport providing first class global connectivity and local economic opportunity.

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