It is past being hot new’s, that there is an on going debate as to the merits of Gatwick verses Heathrow for permission to build a new runway to assist with the economic growth of London. There are many sides to the argument, and it looks like it will rage on for some time to come both for the businesses, the politicians and those living near to the proposed locations at both airports.
Above it all, it does seem that Gatwick may just be moving ahead in popularity with the recent new Mayor of London Sadiq Kahn backing the Crawley based Airport which is great news for those investors that invested in the Car Park Investment from Park First.
In the Article below Airport World is watching the battle unfold and it makes interesting reading.
Gatwick Airport claims that a new YouGov poll shows that 63% of London’s councillors support its expansion compared to 44% for Heathrow.
The airport, which is quick to point out that its expansion plans require no tax payer funding, like its rival Heathrow insists that a deliverable new runway for London is more important than ever for the UK economy since the Brexit vote.
Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO, said; “London has united behind Gatwick expansion as the only scheme that gives us guaranteed growth while limiting the impact on the environment. “Crucially Gatwick expansion is the only plan that can actually be delivered and – unluke – Heathrow – it does not need £5 billion of taxpayer funding.
“This money could otherwise be put towards vital infrastructure projects such as Crossrail 2, Thames river crossings and new homes.
“The UK cannot afford decades more of Heathrow delay – let’s get on and build a new runway at Gatwick.” The airport already counts new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as one of its supporters, you can read the full article here…..
Interestingly the Telegraph takes a different spin on it and goes as far as to suggest that there could another alternative, and not the Thames Estuary as favoured by the last Lord Mayor Boris Johnson. No the papers business writter James Quinn pens that post Brexit requires real growth and that will only be attainable with a new runway at BOTH Gatwick and Heathrow!
Read what he has to say in the following article:
In the midst of a barrage of announcements and reverse ferrets from various members of the Westminster firmament yesterday morning, one was at risk of being overlooked.
When, in between Michael Gove’s surprise leadership announcement and Theresa May’s press conference, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin stood at the Despatch Box in the House of Commons for his regular departmental questions, most sets of Westminster ears were trained elsewhere.
But, as he told a largely empty Commons chamber that decision on extra airport capacity in the south-east of England would now be delayed until “at least October”</a>, those MPs who were present were far from surprised.
The inability of successive governments to deliver a firm decision on the future of airports including Heathrow and Gatwick is now damaging the UK economy.
It was 2000 when the Department for Transport first raised the need for greater airport capacity, to cope with what it predicted would be a doubling in passenger numbers.
The Blair and Brown governments managed to delay a decision until 2009, by which time it was late enough that the coalition Government of the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats could veto it when they came to power a year later.
Since that decision, there has been only indecision. David Cameron tried to deflect any commitment by appointing Sir Howard Davies to lead a commission on the subject in 2012, and then delayed publication of the report until after last year’s general election More….
Clearly the debates will go on and on, and whilst they continue the need for more flights will grow and with that there will be a ever increasing requirement for improved infrastructure, which will lead to new oppotunities for investment.
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Airport parking has been under the spotlight over the last few months, in particular, the “meet and greet” or the “valet parking” business.
With less than scrupulous and unauthorised companies advertising discounted secure parking but in reality holiday makers and businesspeople’s cars are being left in fields, on the roadside and in some cases, used on the road!
With airports such as Gatwick having their approved parking scheme’s, you wonder how these scammers manage to trick the public?
The Manchester Evening News ran a story about one such company offering a secure meet and greet service at manchester airport that was not all that was advertised!
Do you know where your ‘Meet and Greet’ parking firm is taking your car when you are on holiday?
Companies offering ‘secure’ Meet and Greet parking around Manchester Airport are leaving cars in pub car parks in Wythenshawe.
The M.E.N launched an investigation after we were flooded by horror stories from motorists who had returned from holiday to find worrying dash cam footage – and questionable mileage.
While many of these firms, which are nothing to do with the official airport meet and greet service, have slick websites offering secure compounds with 24-hour surveillance and manned sites, it’s not always as it seems.
Cars can spend hours on pub car parks – some more secure than others – or bumper-to-bumper on residential roads.
On their return, holidaymakers pick up their vehicles, often unsuspecting of where they have actually been.
We found evidence that four pubs in the Woodhouse Park area – The Cornishman, Woodpecker, The Happy Man and Mountain Ash – were being used to store cars. You can read the full story on the papers website.
Now it is not all bad news there are some good guys out there, Oliver Wilson writes for swift Airport Parking and has written and article entitled:
What Questions To Ask Before Booking A Meet And Greet Survive?
There is no doubt that Luton airport meet and greet is the most popular and convenient service of the modern era. But it is also important to understand how the service works. People usually don’t fully understand the service and end up strangled in a lot of hassle. Therefore, they should ask some questions before booking the amenity. These questions will help you do the following two things:
Know the service thoroughly
Avoid scams and avail fully secured service
The second point is also important because there are many companies which are frauds and don’t have sheltered secure car parks. So, let’s move towards the questions which you should ask before availing the amenity. You can read the full article here….
Clearly, if you follow a few simple steps when booking your off-site parking you can save yourself a lot of aggravation.
When investing in airport parking spaces you need to be sure your investment is safe and the infrastructure is in place to avoid any issues, with Park First you have that safety net of a company that has over 13,000 parking spaces with both meet and greet and bus transfer services at London Gatwick, London Luton and Glasgow. Find out more about the Luton car park investment opportunities available launching early Sept 2016.