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Hinkley planning boss to review Gatwick masterplan

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Gatwick Airport has brought in the man who secured planning permission for Hinkley Point C to review its masterplan and lead its response to the government’s Draft National Policy Statement on Heathrow.

Tim Norwood secured planning consent for Hinkley Point C as chief planning officer for EDF Energy and also led the Sizewell C consultation.

Norwood’s key task will be a review of Gatwick’s masterplan, which is central to its £1.2bn future capital expenditure programme, when he becomes Gatwick’s new chief planning officer at the end of February. He will also lead Gatwick’s response to the government’s Draft National Policy Statement and the Aviation Strategy review.

Last year Gatwick shortlisted 17 engineering and construction companies for a £750M framework, which forms part of its planned five-year £1.2bn capital expenditure programme.

Norwood’s appointment follows High Speed 2 (HS2) chairman Sir David Higgins being announced as chairman of Gatwick Airport from 1 January 2017, replacing Sir Roy McNulty who will remain on the board as deputy chairman.

“I am delighted that Tim Norwood will be joining Gatwick’s executive team next month. Tim will play a leading role realising Gatwick’s exciting future and his unparalleled experience and will help the airport to deliver its ambitious £1.2 billion investment programme going forward” said Gatwick Airport chief executive Stewart Wingate.

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