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Quick question

A reader writes:

Have recently become more involved in NNF's campaign. Much to digest and eventually understand. Have emailed Manston, MP/councillors about recent flights - as per your website advice.

What I don't quite understand at the moment is - when flights do come over during the restricted hours - who/which organisation has responsibility to decide if they are operating outside of the current agreement/legislation and then who/what organisation then places fines etc onto Infratil?

Thank you for your time.


Hmmm... good questions, which highlight the shortcomings of the current S106 agreement between the Council and the airport.

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Campaigners anger at bid to introduce night flights

Airport owners have been accused of trying to "pull a fast one" after revealing new plans for night flights over Herne Bay. Controversy has boiled for the past two years over the policy, with Manston Airport owners Infratil keen to boost the number of night flights at the Thanet airport.

Under the current agreement the airport is not allowed any scheduled flights between 11pm and 7am. But in a new revised proposal submitted on Friday, Infratil says it will limit any flights between 11.30pm and 6am to less than two a night and will comply with a strict noise quota.

But the policy leaves them free to fly as many planes as they want - unrestricted by noise limits - between 11pm and 11.30pm and 6am and 7am.

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Oh. There goes another one.

28th October 2011 at 23:30 over Herne Bay A noisy cargo plane, which Manston’s complaints department will undoubtedly tell me is a late arrival. I learn from Twitter it was N383WA, a World Cargo Airways McDonnell Douglas MD-11. As well as being one of the noisier planes to use Manston, the MD-11 is an incomprehensibly badly designed plane with a …

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Woken in the small hours, 25th October

Hi There, Just to let you know that we were woken at exactly 03:00 Wednesday 26 October with a very noisy night flight over Beltinge, Herne Bay.  As my husband has to get up at 04:40 for a train to London he was not best pleased. Best regards, Hi, I complained via Manston’s website and received an almost instant reply… …

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Delight as land deal preserves green gap

Nearly 20 acres of land between Herne Bay and Whitstable is to be preserved by the city council as a “green gap” between the two towns. It has acquired it from George Wilson Developments following a historic planning agreement with the company which has only recently been legally concluded. The land lies in two sections to the south of the …

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What is happening to our post deliveries?

Further to your article about the proposed relocation of the Royal Mail Office from Eddington Lane to Canterbury (Delivery Office set to close in two years, Herne Bay Gazette, December 2) I am writing to ask what on earth is happening to the present mail delivery service in this area? In our part of Herne Bay (Beltinge) we have had …

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