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TG Aviation set for mediation with Manston airport site owners

Comments (0) FLIGHT school TG Aviation will take part in mediation with the owners of the former Manston airport site today in a bid to regain use of the runway. The meeting in London today (Monday) will serve as an attempt to settle the dispute without the need for civil proceedings. TG Aviation failed in July last year to secure a …

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11 things Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long didn’t tell you…

Viking Bay has been named as a top childhood destination Comments (0) A REPORT by Sunday Times journalist Camilla Long has painted Thanet in a very grim light. Branding the isle as ‘English Defence League on Sea’ and ‘Chernobyl-like.’ But here are 11 things the Oxford-educated aristocrat didn’t mention about Thanet *Dreamland will reopen on June 19 with 17 rides and …

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Outrage as article describes Thanet as similar to Chernobyl and like ‘a small module of erupted spleen.’

A national newspaper article describing Thanet as ‘Chernobyl-like’ and “a small module of erupted spleen” has sparked cross-party criticism in the area. The piece, in today’s Sunday Times by Camilla Long – the paper’s film critic – said Thanet was bilious, forlorn and desolate in a portrait of the area ahead of the election. She also described it as “the English …

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Plain Jane: Meet the candidates for the Green Party

Comments (0) I WAS initially invited to visit the Green candidate for Thanet South at his Broadstairs home – an arrangement I jumped at, to check if it featured sacks of mung beans and a composting toilet. In the event, we meet in the Belgian Bar in Ramsgate, which boasts neither. It is a testament to Councillor Ian Driver’s capacity for …

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SuMA ‘shocked’ by KCC Manston airport report

Campaigners lobbying to reopen the airport have criticised KCC’s report Comments (0) THE Supporters of Manston Airport campaign group (SuMA) has said it is “shocked, but not surprised” by the Kent County Council report , which claimed it was time for a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released on Monday, the county council said it had …

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KCC statement calls for Manston airport ‘Plan B’

The county council says airport operators have lost a total of £100million in the past 16 years Comments (6) KENT County Council defended its position on the future of Manston airport, suggesting it is now time to look at a “Plan B” for the site. In a 15-page “position statement” released yesterday (Monday), the county council said it had given airport …

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Manston airport lost £100 million under private ownership and time for a ‘B Plan’ says Kent County Council report

Manston airport incurred losses of more than £100 million in its 16 years of private ownership and was losing £100,000 a week before it was closed by former owner Ann Gloag. The figures have been published in a Kent County Council report, which says it is time to “look for a B Plan” for the site after it failed as …

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Government proposal to extend Discovery Park Enterprise Zone to…

Comments (0) THE government has outlined plans to add Manston airport and Betteshanger to the Discovery Park Enterprise Zone. The status was granted to the then-Pfizer site in August 2011 after the pharmaceutical giant pulled most of its business out of Sandwich. The status, which gives five years of tax breaks potentially worth £21.4 million, access to simplified planning rules and …

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PwC appointed to review decisions made on Manston airport

The airport has been closed since May last year Comments (1) PwC HAS been appointed to review the decisions taken so far on the future of Manston Airport. The Department for Transport made the decision to appoint an independent consultant after Thanet council concluded it could not find a suitable indemnity partner for a compulsory purchase of the site. PwC will …

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Shadow transport secretary: government slow to act on Manston…

Shadow transport minister Michael Dugher Comments (0) SHADOW transport secretary Michael Dugher has claimed the government is not acting quickly enough in its attempts to help reopen Manston airport. The MP for Barnsley East was in Ramsgate this afternoon (Thursday) to visit the campaign office of South Thanet Labour candidate Will Scobie. Mr Dugher said: “The government say they are looking …

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