A conference to look at what could be learned from last year’s winter floods in Kent has taken place. Organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), the conference heard from Ashford MP, Damian Green, and the leader of Kent County Council, Paul Carter. David Thompson, senior analyst, at the Committee on Climate Change also spoke. More than 200 …Read More »
Comments (0) Herne Bay MP Sir Roger Gale has claimed he was was “misled” by Stagecoach bus tycoon Ann Gloag, who told him she would operate Manston Airport for at least two years and invest heavily. Speaking at a meeting of the Transport Select Committee in Westminster on Monday, Sir Roger said: “I believe now that I was seriously misled. Mrs Gloag had …Read More »
Manston Skysport director Pauline Bradley said Manston airport closed amid huge debts and failure to attract new firms relocate to the site Comments (0) MANSTON airport owners told they Transport Select Committee they blamed the closure of the site on massive debts and a failure to attract business from Ryanair and British Airways. At an oral evidence session at Portcullis House in Westminster, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Dear All, As you may be aware, there has been a vigorous campaign by the Save Manston group to buy the Manston Site. Not with their own money, obviously. Many of us believe that plans for a compulsory purchase order (CPO) of the site will be costly in the short term – £80K already just to explore the legality of …Read More »
THE PRESENT SYSTEM Canterbury has what is called a ‘Strong Leader and Executive’ system. This was adopted in 2002 after the government of the day made all councils choose between this and having an elected Mayor. The Councillors elect the Leader, who then chooses the Executive members, and can throw them off the Executive if they don’t say the right …Read More »
I applied online to join the Why Not Manston? campaign. Their refusal is disappointing, but instructive:
Dear Mr Rose,Last week we provisionally accepted you as a Supporter of our campaign. However, in your covering note, you stated your complete opposition to any Night Flights at the airport. Read More »
Diary Date: Friday 30th November 2012 at 6.30pm. As it says on the invitation:
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Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting and will have the opportunity to ask questions after the business of the Committee has been dealt with. Hear from Thanet Council and the CEO of the Airport. Hear about the work of KIACC. Make your views known.
A crunch vote on night flights will take place this month as Thanet council prepares to give its final views. Councillors have to choose whether to support plans for up to eight flights a night between 11pm and 7am.
Last week, the Labour cabinet was accused of being "anti-airport" when it agreed that, in response to the airport's consultation, it would not support night flights.Read More »