“We continue to pledge our support to Gatwick’s campaign for a second runway and I call on all politicians in Croydon to back my call for the Prime Minister to do the right thing and support the expansion of Gatwick. We believe Gatwick offers the best deal for Croydon, London and the UK as a whole.
“Croydon is on the brink of Olympic-scale transformation, and just 15 minutes away by train, Gatwick can make a really important contribution to the regeneration and investment already underway in our borough.
“Expansion at Gatwick will create more than 30,000 jobs, many of which could go to Croydon residents.
“Today’s recommendation is an independent review and ultimately government will make the final decision.
“We will continue to campaign for a second runway at Gatwick by working with government to convince them that this remains the right choice.”
Councillor Tony Newman, leader of the council