What's happened to Gatwick Airport 26R/8L

Hey there. I want to ask the history of Gatwick closure RW. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

From Wikipedia:

August 1979: BAA signed a legally binding agreement with West Sussex County Council not to build another runway at Gatwick for 40 years in return for gaining approval to upgrade the taxiway running parallel to the airportโ€™s existing runway to an emergency landing strip

Since then the situation hasnโ€™t changed, despite proposals for a fully operational second runway.

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