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Minister John Hayes announces review over Manston Airport

The government is to appoint a consultant to review the decisions taken so far about the future of Manston Airport. Transport Minister John Hayes made the announcement during a visit to the airport site today. Mr Hayes said: “I recognise the strong interest in keeping Manston Airport open which is why the government is leaving no stone unturned in the …

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Campaigners say Manston should be reliever airport in letter to…

The letter was delivered to Number 10 yesterday Comments (0) CAMPAIGNERS lobbying to reopen Manston airport have delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, making the case for the site to be used as a reliever airport. Representatives from Save Manston Airport, Why Not Manston? and RiverOak, the American firm proposing to bring aviation back to the site, visited Downing …

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Government pledges help to see Manston reopened

A minister today told representatives of investment firm RiverOak the government “would leave no stone unturned” in order to help find a way to “rescue” Manston airport. At a meeting of the Transport Select Committee, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Goodwill MP, said prime minister David Cameron took a “keen interest” in the future of the airport. He said the Government would …

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Transport Minister John Hayes visits isle for Manston airport…

Transport Minister John Hayes (right) with Tory South Thanet PPC Craig Mackinlay at Manston Comments (0) TRANSPORT Minister John Hayes visited Thanet today to discuss the future of the Manston airport site. Mr Hayes held what he described as a: “very positive” meeting with Thanet council leader Iris Johnston and acting chief executive Madeline Homer this morning (Thursday). The minister revealed the …

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Airport’s former owner ‘misled MP’

Manston Airport closed last May with the loss of 150 jobs The former owner of Manston Airport has been accused of misleading a Kent MP over her true intentions as to the future of the site which shut last May. North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale told the Commons Transport Select Committee that he believed Ann Gloag had “no intention” …

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Future of Manston Airport in Ramsgate to be discussed at Westminster today

The future of Manston Airport will be under the spotlight at Westminster today when MPs take evidence from both its new owners and those who want it to be kept open. Members of the transport select committee will also hear from the leader of Thanet council Iris Johnston and Kent County Council leader Cllr Paul Carter. MP Sir Roger Gale, Thanet …

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Transport Select Committee set to hear evidence on Manston…

Evidence on the closure of Manston airport will be heard by select committee members this afternoon Comments (0) THE Transport Select Committee will hear evidence relating to the closer of Manston airport later today. Airport owners, politicians and campaigners will all speak at the hearing, which forms part of a wider inquiry into the role of smaller airports. The session, held …

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Planning blueprint’s airport ‘optimism’

Manston could still have a future as an airport — according to a planning masterplan published by Thanet council. While the council recently decided against an attempt to compulsory purchase the site, a new report appears to keep the door open to the prospect of it being revived as an airport. The council has published a 15-year strategic blueprint for …

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Manston airport: no further action on CPO until information…

Comments (0) NO FURTHER action will be taken to proceed with a compulsory purchase order (CPO) of Manston airport until further information has been received from the Government. Members of Thanet council’s scrutiny committee voted on Tuesday to wait until word had been received from the Transport minister rather than send the issue back to be debated by Cabinet and Full …

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My wish: let the planes fly again from Manston

Gale’s view by your MP Sir Roger Gale Politicians are expected to wish for world peace in the coming year. We do indeed live in the most dangerous of times and it would be good to think that by the end of 2015 the threat from ISIS will have been removed, Ebola will be a distant memory and Russia will …

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