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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to Strategic Planning, Thanet District Council, PO Box 9, Cecil Square, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ