The airport has been closed since May last year
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 now be expected to report back to the department in May, roughly a year after the airport closed its doors.
Transport minister John Hayes said: “The independent consultancy we have appointed will strengthen the ability of Thanet District Council to find the right deal to secure Manston’s future.
“I am determined to deliver on the Prime Minister’s commitment that the government does all it can to support the people of Thanet, to create more jobs and to boost the local economy.”