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Council boss away amid homes probe

A Kent council boss is on leave of absence as an investigation takes place over claims about a planning application. Dr Sue McGonigal, chief executive of Thanet District Council, is away from her desk while an inquiry gets under way into the claims. They focus on plans to build several hundred homes at a business park, a proposal that came …

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Back the fight for council buy-out of Manston airport

SHOULD companies show corporate responsibility for the people whose areas and amenities they exploit? That’s a question currently being answered by people in Manston who are fighting to save our regional airport. Stagecoach tycoon Ann Gloag bought Manston for £1 last October and closed it on May 15, citing losses, in spite of an offer made by the American company …

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MP wants by airport to be bought by council

SIR Roger Gale, Herne Bay MP, is backing calls for the compulsory purchase of Manston airport. Sir Roger, with fellow MP Laura Sandys, for Thanet South, says he has told Thanet District Council that it should consider the option of the buyout. Sir Roger said: “We are of the view, which I have reason to understand is shared by the …

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Aircraft noise? Wait for what’s coming

IT IS extremely sad to hear of the possible demise of Manston airport. The site served this country very well during two wars and beyond, especially during the Battle of Britain in 1940. Bad enough to contemplate the potential loss of such an historic site, let alone the inevitable economic impact on the local area. There is no doubt that …

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KLM-Manston: reactions

Reactions from Sir Roger Gale MP, Laura Sandys MP, Sandra Matthews-Marsh (chief executive at Visit Kent), David Foley (east Kent Chamber of Commerce chief executive), Cllr Bob Bayford (Thanet Conservative Group), and Cllr Clive Hart (Leader of Thanet District Council).

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Night Flights vote – political views

Although supportive of Manston Airport, Thanet District Council agreed at Full Council last night (24th May) that it could not support the introduction of the airport's proposed scheduled night-time flying. Councillors were considering the council's consultation response to proposals submitted by airport owners Infratil to introduce night flying operations between 23:00 hours and 07:00 hours.

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Night Flights vote – press coverage

Vote against Manston Airport night flights plan BBC 25th May 2012 Plans for night flights from Manston Airport in Kent have been opposed by Thanet District Council. At a meeting on Thursday, the Labour-controlled council voted against all night flights to or from the airport. Charles Buchanan, the airport’s chief executive, said: “We are disappointed the council is not supporting …

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Night Flights vote

TDC listened, and said “No” – will Mr Buchanan get the message? On the face of it, it looks like a straightforward example of democracy at its best. If only. A local council is faced with a difficult decision that involves complex technical issues. Quite correctly it takes advice from technical experts – in this case, two separate firms of …

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Herne Bay people power

Congratulations to Herne Bay for a clear-cut response to the night flight proposals - "No thank you!".

If you have never heard of Peter Vickery-Jones, he is a Herne Bay councillor and holder of the Transport Portfolio for Canterbury City Council. In this article he complains that "Local activists have criticised this council for failing to respond to Manston's proposals". Unthinkable!

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