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Living Near Gatwick Airport
Gatwick airport is located in Crawley, Sussex, which is situated halfway between the capital city and the coast. The town has grown considerably since the intial design plans were laid down during the 1940's. The huge development of Crawley has been largely due to the massive expansion of Gatwick International Airport, as well as a lot of encouragement from Crawley Council.
The further development of Gatwick airport brings with it both pros and cons for all those living in the surrounding areas. The airport has brought a large amount of business and jobs to the area. However, some local resident groups believe that it has also brought with it an increase in air and noise pollution.
The airport already handles around 34 million passengers per year and if the new runway was to be given the go-ahead, the passenger numbers would shoot up to a staggering 115 million. BAA, who used to operate the airport, made a commitment to responsible development, esuring that the lives of local residents is always a top priority.
How have property prices in the Gatwick area been affected by the airport's continued development? If you live in the area or are thinking of moving near Gatwick Airport and are interested in the property prices and how these may have been affected, then take a look at Our Property Property Prices.
If you would like to look at local property price statistics for areas around the airport, then click on the relevant town below: