I have recently moved to Ramsgate, after visiting a friend for five years I fell in love with it and so moved with my whole family. I heard the odd plane when visiting BUT if there were to be night flights I would without a doubt move. These aren’t just planes but huge loud cargo carriers sounding like they are going to actually land on your house.
A taxi driver said to my sister “why move here if you knew there was an airport”. Sorry, but is it not good for the area for people to relocate and renovate the dilapidated houses and spend money in the shops and bars, invite friends down who do the same?! Moving near an airport where planes fly in the day time is acceptable but not during the night when you work!
Of course, I forgot about the “extremely high” unemployment rate in Thanet, maybe it’s the people who don’t work that don’t mind this going ahead. They promise more jobs, utterly ridiculous, How many more? I’ve heard from the meetings, it’s just a CEO’s promises, total lies to get very few ignorant people on board. It’s obvious they would be minimal, night flights would NOT outweigh people moving from the area and losing much needed sleep when you work 10 hour days.
Many residents are still blissfully unaware that Ramsgate and Herne Bay are facing an environmental catastrophe. …