Campaign Groups


Guide to Gatwick Environmental Groups 

Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC).  Founded 1968. Represents whole area around Gatwick (roughly 20 mile radius).  Main concerns;  second runway; noise and all environmental issues.  Paid-up membership about 100 councils and environmental groups, plus individual subscribing members, plus email supporters.  Strong links with all local MPs. AGM in autumn.  Chairman Brendon Sewill CBE.

Communities Against Gatwick Noise and Emissions (CAGNE).  Founded 2014, originally to protest against a new flight path over Warnham and Rusper, near Horsham, now sharing Gatwick information with residents of West Sussex.  Main concerns: flight paths, new runway.  Supported by parish councils, councillors, and MPs.    Chair Sally Pavey (who is also GACC press officer).

Cagne East.  Founded 2014 (formerly Bidborough Environmental Action Group).  Based on Bidborough, near Tunbridge Wells. Main concerns aircraft noise in Tunbridge Wells area, other environmental issues. Works closely with GON.  Leader Simon Byerley.

East Sussex Communities Campaign Against Noise (ESCCAN).  Founded 2013.   Based on Crowborough.  Main concern aircraft arrivals over East Sussex, especially Ashdown Forest.  Leaders Dominic and Miriam Nevill.

Gatwick Anti Noise Group (GANG).  Founded around 2000.  Based on Hever.  Main concern aircraft noise in the Hever area.  Founder David Baron.

GatwickObviouslyNot (GON). Founded 2013 mainly to protest against aircraft arrivals over Penshurst and surrounding area. Covers part of Kent, south of Penshurst and Tunbridge Wells. Email circulation of 2,000.   Leader Martin Barraud.

High Weald Councils Aviation Action Group (HWCAAG). Group of 23 councils in the High Weald (Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex).  Founded 2013 after Gatwick was shortlisted by the Airports Commission. Campaigns on all aspects of environmental impact of aviation on the High Weald. Chairman Richard Streatfeild.

Petworth/Bedham group – member of CAGNE.  Chair Peter Drummond

PlaneWrong.  Founded 2014 to protest against new concentrated departure flight paths over Beare Green, Holmwood, Brockham, Betchworth, Reigate, Redhill,