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"The consultative committee has been treated with contempt and, in consequence, has failed to exert any influence over the legitimate environmental concerns of local residents. We have no time to waste on pointless meetings, and we no longer want our membership of the committee to constrain us in countering the pro-night-flight propaganda campaign which is being conducted through the local media."

MAG quits KIACC as noise worries are ‘ignored’

One of the groups on the committee overseeing operations at Manston airport has quit, claiming the airport’s owners have been inflexible over environmental concerns.

The Kent International Airport Consultative Committee is made up of representatives from communities around the airport, including parish and district councillors.

Last week Malcolm Kirkaldie announced the resignation of the Manston Action Group (Mag). A statement from Mag read:

“The consultative committee has been treated with contempt and, in consequence, has failed to exert any influence over the legitimate environmental concerns of local residents. We have no time to waste on pointless meetings, and we no longer want our membership of the committee to constrain us in countering the pro-night-flight propaganda campaign which is being conducted through the local media.”

Mr Kirkaldie believes that noise monitoring at the airport falls short of the statutory level, something denied by Thanet council and Infratil, which owns the airport.

IoT Gazette 1st Jul 2011

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  1. Very odd that TDC and Infratil should both be defending the noise monitoring at Manston, given that it is a recurring item on the Agenda at KIACC meetings. Noise monitoring has fallen short of industry best practice since Infratil bought Manston, and occasionally gets worse – for example, when the mobile monitoring station was out of action for months, and TDC and Manston didn't bother telling anyone… http://bit.ly/pxxWwt

  2. Badbad neighbour

    So TDC side with an offshore developer – tells the local press alls well, when its clear that misconduct in public office has taken place? This can only happen in dodgy development Thanet.