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Manston airport: Transport Select Committee grill key players

Manston Skysport director Pauline Bradley said Manston airport closed amid huge debts and failure to attract new firms relocate to the site Comments (0) MANSTON airport owners told they Transport Select Committee they blamed the closure of the site on massive debts and a failure to attract business from Ryanair and British Airways. At an oral evidence session at Portcullis House in Westminster, …

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Future of Manston Airport in Ramsgate to be discussed at Westminster today

The future of Manston Airport will be under the spotlight at Westminster today when MPs take evidence from both its new owners and those who want it to be kept open. Members of the transport select committee will also hear from the leader of Thanet council Iris Johnston and Kent County Council leader Cllr Paul Carter. MP Sir Roger Gale, Thanet …

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Transport Select Committee set to hear evidence on Manston…

Evidence on the closure of Manston airport will be heard by select committee members this afternoon Comments (0) THE Transport Select Committee will hear evidence relating to the closer of Manston airport later today. Airport owners, politicians and campaigners will all speak at the hearing, which forms part of a wider inquiry into the role of smaller airports. The session, held …

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KCC want your views on new Thanet Parkway station

An artists impression of how the proposed Thanet Parkway Station could look Comments (0) RESIDENTS have been asked to share their views on plans for the proposed Thanet parkway station near Cliffsend. Kent County Council (KCC) will launch a series of consultations next month asking for public views on planned facilities and their potential impacts. Proposals would see a £14 million, …

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Planning blueprint’s airport ‘optimism’

Manston could still have a future as an airport — according to a planning masterplan published by Thanet council. While the council recently decided against an attempt to compulsory purchase the site, a new report appears to keep the door open to the prospect of it being revived as an airport. The council has published a 15-year strategic blueprint for …

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Manston airport: no further action on CPO until information…

Comments (0) NO FURTHER action will be taken to proceed with a compulsory purchase order (CPO) of Manston airport until further information has been received from the Government. Members of Thanet council’s scrutiny committee voted on Tuesday to wait until word had been received from the Transport minister rather than send the issue back to be debated by Cabinet and Full …

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TDC’s draft Local Plan says that Manston could still be an airport

Manston could still have a future as an airport – according to a planning masterplan Thanet council has published. While the council recently decided against an attempt to compulsory purchase the site, a new report appears to keep the door open to the prospect of it being revived as an airport. The council has published a 15-year strategic blueprint for the …

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Airport purchase rejection called in

The decision not to go ahead with the compulsory purchase of Manston Airport, which closed last May, has been called back for review. Thanet District Council’s cabinet decided on 11th December not to impose a compulsory purchase order (CPO), against the wishes of campaigners. The decision has been “called in” by the overview and scrutiny panel which will consider it on …

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Council panel calls in decision not to proceed with Manston…

Comments (10) THANET Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Panel has called in the decision not to proceed with the Manston airport compulsory purchase. The decision taken on December 11 not to pursue the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) of the airport has been called in by Councillors Peter Campbell, Ian Gregory, Ken Gregory, David Saunders and Michael Tomlinson. The reasons for the call-in given …

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My wish: let the planes fly again from Manston

Gale’s view by your MP Sir Roger Gale Politicians are expected to wish for world peace in the coming year. We do indeed live in the most dangerous of times and it would be good to think that by the end of 2015 the threat from ISIS will have been removed, Ebola will be a distant memory and Russia will …

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