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March 20 9.31am: Solar Eclipse – best viewpoints in East Kent

Europe is set to experience its biggest solar eclipse in 15 years later this month, we thought we would create a list of some of the best spots you can watch it happen in East Kent. Experts have predicted that the moon will block the sun’s rays for almost two hours on the morning of Friday, March 20. The maximum eclipse, …

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Letter to Discovery Park

Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave

Discovery Park (Trevor Cartner and Chris Musgrave) now own 80% of the Manston site, and Ann Gloag is a minority shareholder. In a better world, TDC would now be talking to Discovery Park about their plans, in the hope of conjuring the best possible deal for Thanet. In practice, TDC are still fixated on the idea of CPO-ing the site …

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RiverOak’s proposed CPO deal with TDC

I would be most grateful for any of you who are legally or contractually minded to have a quick look at this document. It’s the Heads of Terms for CPO Indemnity Agreement between Thanet District Council and the newly formed RiverOak Aviation Associates LLC. I am not legally or contractually minded, but it appears to me at first glance that …

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How to do a CPO, properly.

Crichel House

Following a shameful scam by our government back in 1954 (The Crichel Down Affair) a set of rules were drawn up to prevent any repetition of this kind of institutional theft – The Crichel Down Rules. Of particular interest, given the proposed CPO-ing of the brownfield site at Manston by Thanet District Council, are paragraphs 16-23, starting on Page 6. …

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Manston Solved

Simple: TDC gets the District Valuer to value the Manston site, asap. TDC will have to get it valued if they want to CPO it (and they appear to be dead set on carrying out a CPO), and they should do it sooner rather than later – it might resolve their current predicament. If the value seems too low to …

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No need to go to Eton – Eton’s coming here

I do hope nobody is over-awed by the fact that Eton College is the driving force behind the JCBs in this proposed development. I’m not sure how this fits in to the Local Plan, but Cllr John Gilbey has said that “the Bends should always be protected as a valuable green gap and open space”. This is the other side …

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Someone wants to know if you want night flights

The Save Manston Airport group are running a poll on their Facebook page to see how many people are for, and against, night flights. They are dissatisfied with the result of the Thanet-wide poll that TDC conducted, and feel that their Facebook thingummy might count for more. Personally, I attach about as much importance to this kind of poll as …

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Manston, elections, and money

Dennis Franklin is a regular contributor to the IoT Gazette letters page, and sent us this letter to publish in full, just in case the Gazette doesn’t… I know what follows is lengthy, but I am trying to make some important points about Manston, forthcoming elections, and the use of public money. Also, I feel there have been more pro …

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Manston closure: press coverage and video clips

Budget Day 2014 – a good day to bury bad news. Ann Gloag’s timing means that the clock stops ticking for Manston as an airport on 10th May Manston Manston’s website: Manston’s official press statement: “Following a meeting with staff at Manston Airport in Kent today, Wednesday 19th March, we can confirm we have commenced a process of consultation over …

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