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KCC leader Paul Carter says MPs’ report on Manston is a travesty of the truth

The Conservative leader of Kent County Council has hit back at MPs who criticised the authority over its failure to protect Manston as an airport. Cllr Paul Carter has formally complained about a report published by the cross-party transport select committee, saying it is a travesty, misleading and should be withdrawn. MPs on the committee took KCC to task in …

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BACA calls for Manston airport to reopen

BACA has called for Manston airport to reopen as a “cargo hub” Comments (0) THE Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) has called for the Department for Transport to investigate why Manston airport was allowed to close in a short timeframe. BACA, the world’s largest air charter organisation with over 220 members, says reopening the airport as a cargo hub would free …

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MANSTON AIRPORT: Thanet council leader says no evidence of KCC…

Comments (0) THANET council leader Iris Johnston has welcomed a Transport Select Committee report which criticised KCC for a lack of action to help save Manston airport. The report, released yesterday, said KCC holds responsibility for aviation in the county but, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts to retain the airport, it failed to do so. The …

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MPs want airport deal out in open

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been told by MPs to put her deal with the new owners into the public domain to counter claims of asset stripping. The Kent airport closed last May, seven months after being bought by Ann Gloag, co-founder of the Stagecoach Group. She …

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KCC slammed in Transport Select Committee’s Manston airport…

The Transport Select Committee report said KCC held responsibility for aviation in the county Comments (0) KENT County Council’s reaction to the closure of Manston airport has been slammed by the Transport Select Committee’s report on smaller airports. Released this morning (Friday), the report criticised KCC for a lack of action, despite passing a motion to support Thanet council in efforts …

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Rally planned to mark one year since Manston airport closure…

The rally will mark one year since it was announced the airport would close Comments (0) SUPPORTERS campaigning to reopen Manston airport will hold a rally next week to mark a year since it was announced the airfield would close. Organisers have dubbed the event the “Monumanstonal March”, which will take place on March 19, exactly 12 months after staff at …

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Former youth commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand in local elections

Comments (0) FORMER youth commissioner Kerry Boyd has been selected by the Conservatives to stand for Westgate in the forthcoming local elections. The post was created by Kent Police crime commissioner Ann Barnes in a bid to improve relationships and understanding between young people and the police. Miss Boyd was suspended from public duties last June after tabloid allegations of her …

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Government to review airport CPO

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs A government review has been ordered into the decision not to go ahead with the compulsory purchase of Kent’s Manston Airport, which closed last May. Thanet District Council (TDC) decided in December it would not go for a compulsory purchase order (CPO), despite the wishes of campaigners. Transport minister …

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Minister John Hayes announces review over Manston Airport

The government is to appoint a consultant to review the decisions taken so far about the future of Manston Airport. Transport Minister John Hayes made the announcement during a visit to the airport site today. Mr Hayes said: “I recognise the strong interest in keeping Manston Airport open which is why the government is leaving no stone unturned in the …

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Transport Minister makes Manston airport announcement

Comments (0) THE government will appoint a consultant to undertake a review of the process so far on decisions about the future of Manston Airport, Transport Minister John Hayes announced today. John Hayes was at Manston today to meet those at the heart of deciding the airfield’s future, including leader of Thanet District Council Iris Johnston and local MP Roger Gale. …

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