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Leaflets of Joy!

The Manston saga grinds on. SHP are fine-tuning their plans and dealing with objections. Politicians continue to be political. RiverOak are mooching about in the background, trying to persuade anyone who’ll listen that their cargo airport scheme isn’t even slightly silly. And in the meantime, the old Manston site is frozen in a weird planning limbo while the Council and the planners catch up with the current facts – i.e. Manston is no longer an airport, and it’s time to do something more useful with it.

We’ve produced these lovely leaflets for the benefit of those living in the long swathe of East Kent who are affected by the airport’s operation – click to download a copy.

Whatever you do, do this: have your say in the Thanet District Council Local Plan consultations. They’re running from Friday 20 January – Friday 17 March (5pm). In particular, they are “seeking views on specific revisions to the Draft Local Plan (preferred options), which include additional housing sites and the re-designation of the Manston airport site for mixed use development.”

Get in touch with them, and let them know that you support the old Manston airport site being re-used for a mixed use development of business, residential and leisure.

Go online: www.thanet.gov.uk

Or email local.plans@thanet.gov.uk

Or write to Strategic Planning, Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Square, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ

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  1. S A M Carroll

    Frustratingly, as far as I know, Herne Bay residents aren’t eligible to comment, despite the serious environmental impact a cargo hub would have on the town and it’s economy.

  2. The last time irresponsible people ran “Manston” we were woken up in the middle of the night time and time again.

    When the airport was questioned about this mostly about 2.30 a.m. to 3 a.m. in the morning, the control tower responded by saying that flights were delayed taking off and therefore arriving in the middle of the night.

    If the irresponsible night flights start again, without consideration for local people, I for one will be looking for compensation in order to sleep during the day and earn a living at night. I would think about £500 per day would just about cover it.

    Tony Clark.