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Victorian Shelter

In a nutshell Our Victorian Shelter was burned to the ground in 2011, and not a lot has happened since, but our Council now wants us to show them that we DO want it replaced. There is an online petition on the Council website that you can sign – bit.ly/VSPET – and there is a paper petition that you can …

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TDC commission report on Manston’s viability as an airport

Thanet District Council is seeking independent advice on whether Manston Airport has a viable future as an operational airport. This is needed to support the council’s Local Plan process and to meet Government guidance in relation to preparing Local Plans. Expert aviation consultants, Avia Solutions will undertake the study over the next two months. The council needs robust evidence of whether …

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All those documents…

People have been having trouble downloading stuff from the puny TDC computer system, so we’ve done the dull stuff for you and downloaded the whole lot for nice easy on-screen reading. Have a look, and do your bit.

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The end of night flights

At long last, Manston’s new owners have applied for planning permission on the site of the failed airport. You can find all the official documents by clicking here: bit.ly/SHPonTDC or, failing that, clicking here: https://planning.thanet.gov.uk/online-applications/ and then searching for application number: OL/TH/16/0550 We’re also providing them here (although the larger reports will be in 3 or 4 bits, rather than …

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CPO finally ruled out at Manston

Dear Reader, your suspicions have been confirmed – a Compulsory Purchase Order to buy Manston for aviation was always a non-starter. A handful showed an interest. A few were examined more closely, and they were dismal specimens. Three contenders, being marked out of five, on five questions. Full marks would be 25 points each. Between the three of them, in …

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Stone Hill Park – the new name for the Manston airport site

Stone Hill Park is the new name for the Manston airport site. The project to develop a “mixed use” site at Stone Hill Park is being run by Chris Cartner and Trevor Musgrave, who have experience from similar developments at the old Pfizer site in Sandwich, and Wynyard Park, up North. They will be running a couple of public consultations …

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That PwC report. At last! So what?

Well, what does a quick skip though the PwC report tell us? Er, well, it doesn’t tell us that RiverOak is a suitable indemnity partner. No siree! It tells us that (had they had infinite resources) TDC could have done a more structured, transparent job and spent more money on much more external advice. But it doesn’t say that they …

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City centre traders protest levy with flyer in windows

Retailers petitioning Government to scrap BID over extra charges MEASURES introduced last autumn that force Canterbury businesses to pay extra for street cleaning and city centre improvements continue to be contentious. Shopkeepers and business-owners across Canterbury are protesting against the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) by placing dissenting posters in their windows. Some traders are already being summoned by the …

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Alabama Rot: new threat to pets

See the full article on hereDog owners are being warned to watch out for a deadly new canine disease sweeping through the country. Alabama Rot is a disease that originated in American greyhounds, but has made the crossing to the UK in recent months. While it can be treated if caught early by a vet, the disease can be fatal. The …

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