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Fracking fears highlighted by Campaign for the Protection of Rural England amid concerns to county’s aquifer and water supplies

A far-reaching report on the potential dangers of fracking in Kent has been submitted to a Commons select committee. CPRE Kent (Campaign to Protect Rural England) claims the controversial practice could damage the aquifer which supplies nearly three-quarters of the county’s water. It outlined its fears to the environmental audit committee, which is carrying out an inquiry into the potential …

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RiverOak

RiverOak Investment Corp. LLC RiverOak seems to have been brought into this by Tony Freudmann. RiverOak is a US real estate company that is registered as an LLC in Delaware. This gives RiverOak considerable protection from prosecution. We’ve been looking at some Delaware Supreme Court judgements. As the Court says: “…ultimately, LLCs and corporations are different; investors can choose to …

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Airport owners have feet on the ground

With planes almost certain to never fly from Manston airport again, its new owners TREVOR CARTNER and CHRIS MUSGRAVE are preparing to reveal their plans for the 800-acre site. They spoke exclusively to CHRIS PRICE They are two of the highest profile commerical property owners in Kent but Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave must also be the most approachable. There …

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Petitions

We keep being told that a petition to “save” Manston airport was submitted to TDC with more than 8,000 signatures. It is also claimed that a petition of over 26,000 signatures was delivered to Downing Street. It’s really hard to get TDC to spell out the truth about the validity of the petitions that were submitted to the Council. Here’s …

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NIMBYs

The most vocal supporters of the “cargo hub and knackers yard” pipedream, the starters of petitions, the cheerleaders for foreign property developers, and those who would have TDC take a “leap of faith” into the financial abyss… don’t live under the flight path and wouldn’t have to live with the consequences of their actions. But they’re perfectly happy to inflict a freight hub …

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Transport Select Committee – written submission

The Department for Transport has set up a committee to examine policy and make recommendations to the Government on the role of smaller airports. To our astonishment, they decided to spend an entire session looking at Manston, even though it’s shut. Before the hearing, we submitted our written evidence. Select Committee Response – October 2014 by NoNightFlights

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Letter to Discovery Park

Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave

Discovery Park (Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave) now own 80% of the Manston site, and Ann Gloag is a minority shareholder. In a better world, TDC would now be talking to Discovery Park about their plans, in the hope of conjuring the best possible deal for Thanet. In practice, TDC are still fixated on the idea of CPO-ing the site …

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RiverOak’s proposed CPO deal with TDC

I would be most grateful for any of you who are legally or contractually minded to have a quick look at this document. It’s the Heads of Terms for CPO Indemnity Agreement between Thanet District Council and the newly formed RiverOak Aviation Associates LLC. I am not legally or contractually minded, but it appears to me at first glance that …

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Why is RiverOak an LLC? And what is an LLC anyway?

RiverOak

The organisation that TDC is so keen on handing the Manston site to is not RiverOak Investment Corp LLC, but a subsidiary outfit registered in Delaware on 3rd July 2014 called RiverOak Aviation Associates LLC. I wondered why a company based in Connecticut would want to be registered some 300 miles away in Delaware. And I wondered what an LLC …

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How to do a CPO, properly.

Crichel House

Following a shameful scam by our government back in 1954 (The Crichel Down Affair) a set of rules were drawn up to prevent any repetition of this kind of institutional theft – The Crichel Down Rules. Of particular interest, given the proposed CPO-ing of the brownfield site at Manston by Thanet District Council, are paragraphs 16-23, starting on Page 6. …

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