The report adds that ‘the notion ‘rebalancing the economy’ will occur by stifling investment in the south-east is misguided and potentially damaging’. It argues, because the south-east is the ‘engine’ of the UK, stifling its growth will stifle UK growth.
Dale Harries, Gatwick Airport Parking Centre owner, said: ‘The report is a timely reminder of the important role aviation plays in supporting economic growth and the recovery. There is a growing consensus amongst the industry that capacity in the south-east is an issue. This is supported by the report which notes the conclusion from the DfT’s own projections airport capacity at Gatwick and across the South East will fill up by 2030.’
Dale Harries owns the Gatwick Airport Parking Centre: http://www.gatwickairportparkingcentre.co.uk