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We should ditch the idea of airport

Derek Thompson is right on one point in his letter (Airport Site Plans Are Simply Fantasy, Herne Bay Gazette, April 9). Thanet would welcome more jobs. So would all of east Kent. However, Mr Thompson is wrong to think an airport would be the best possible solution. The Davies Commission has dismissed Manston as playing any significant role in aviation …

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Night flights plan requesting take-off

APPLICATION: Manston airport

THE owners of Manston airport have applied for permission to run regular night flights. The planning application was submitted to Thanet council last Wednesday, seeking the right to run scheduled flights between 11.30pm and 6am. Airport boss Charles Buchanan believes permission, which it needs from Thanet council, is vital to the success of the airport

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Questions for TDC for the consultation

Eleven pointed questions

Here's an economy dozen of the finest, freshest questions to come marching in the door, demanding answers.
QUESTION 1 Would you please ask TDC to put the Schedule 106 currently applicable to Kent International/ Manston Airport up on its website so that the electorate can see what it says?
QUESTION 2 I notice that Infratil advises KIACC of the number of passenger and cargo flights each month...

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Pilot says planes do not need to fly over Ramsgate from or to Manston

NEW PLANS: Eastcliff Residents' Association has been told by a pilot that  flights do not have to go over Ramsgate

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Eastcliff Residents' Association has been told by a pilot that flights do not have to go over Ramsgate. An international pilot has told a residents' association that many of the flights over Ramsgate could be avoided, reducing noise pollution over the town. Eastcliff Residents' Association treasurer Chris Welch and Airport Working Party member Peter Campbell agree that the airport and Thanet council could do more to encourage pilots to take off and land from the Herne Bay direction.

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Anger as Kent leader stays away from Manston meeting

Paul Carter

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Paul Carter will be reported to KCC's standards committee after he pulled out of a meeting at Manston airport. The leader of Kent County Council Paul Carter could be reported to the authority’s watchdog on standards after failing to show at a meeting about Manston airport. Cllr Carter was due to attend Friday’s meeting of the Kent International Airport’s Consultative Committee but pulled out at the last minute and did not send a replacement.

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In a nutshell: airport manners

The Draft Masterplan for KIA is indicative but insubstantial – it needs to be redrafted, and then put out to consultation properly. The Section 106 Agreement should reflect the needs of everyone affected by the operation of the airport, not just Infratil and TDC. There is absolutely no need or justification for night flights (other than emergency diversions). Flight paths …

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