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Ramsgate and Herne Bay – the sacrificial lambs

Many residents are still blissfully unaware that Ramsgate and Herne Bay are facing an environmental catastrophe. When Manston airport was closed, an aggressive campaign group was set up to try to get it reopened. Most of the people running this campaign live in areas which are not affected by aircraft noise. The campaign group has been backed by prominent local politicians …

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Manston bullseye

Ed Targett is the Green Party’s candidate for Thanet North. This article comes from his excellent blog.   Watching the monumental mess surrounding Manston Airport has been sad and I haven’t commented on it thus far. I probably should. My position is simple and no doubt deeply unpopular. I think the very idea of a compulsory purchase order by Thanet …

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Sir Roger has high hopes for Conservative majority

With just three weeks until polling day, candidates will be working hard to try to secure your vote on May 7. This week Conservative incumbent Sir Roger Gale met reporter Aidan Barlow at the Central Bandstand in Herne Bay to discuss the issues at stake in this election. ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Sir Roger Gale has been the Member of Parliament …

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Thanet District Council local election listings: candidates by ward

The full list of candidates vying for your vote in the Thanet District Council district election has now been published. There are 23 wards with a total of 56 seats up for grabs. Beacon Road Name of Candidate Home Address Description (if any) Reason why no longer nominated* BINKS Roger Keith Silverthorne, 37 Callis Court Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3AH Conservative …

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Airport site plans are simply fantasy

I see that Phil Rose is still living in his misguided, ill-informed world regarding the future of Manston Airport (Use Manston Airport Site For Housing And Industry, Herne Bay Gazette, April 2). The only logical way forward is to allow development as an airport. It was once a successful airport when passenger flights operated to important destinations and flourished as …

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Plain Jane: Meet the candidates for the Green Party

Comments (0) I WAS initially invited to visit the Green candidate for Thanet South at his Broadstairs home – an arrangement I jumped at, to check if it featured sacks of mung beans and a composting toilet. In the event, we meet in the Belgian Bar in Ramsgate, which boasts neither. It is a testament to Councillor Ian Driver’s capacity for …

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Government proposal to extend Discovery Park Enterprise Zone to…

Comments (0) THE government has outlined plans to add Manston airport and Betteshanger to the Discovery Park Enterprise Zone. The status was granted to the then-Pfizer site in August 2011 after the pharmaceutical giant pulled most of its business out of Sandwich. The status, which gives five years of tax breaks potentially worth £21.4 million, access to simplified planning rules and …

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Politician packs a real punch

A would-be MP will swap Punch and Judy politics for a real life fist fight when he steps into the ring for a charity boxing match. Green Party candidate Ed Targett will be taking on sparring buddy James Mahoney in a three-round bout at the Winter Gardens in Margate. They will both be raising money for ABF The Soldier’s Charity, …

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PwC appointed to review decisions made on Manston airport

The airport has been closed since May last year Comments (1) 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 …

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KCC leader Paul Carter says MPs’ report on Manston is a travesty of the truth

The Conservative leader of Kent County Council has hit back at MPs who criticised the authority over its failure to protect Manston as an airport. Cllr Paul Carter has formally complained about a report published by the cross-party transport select committee, saying it is a travesty, misleading and should be withdrawn. MPs on the committee took KCC to task in …

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