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 …Read More »
The already deprived residents of one of the poorest local authorities in England may soon be deprived of sleep, too — thanks to the ineptitude of Thanet council. Thanet’s Manston airport, owned by Kiwi conglomerate lnfratil, wants to operate flights throughout the night — mostly old, noisy freight 747s. The airport’s boss, Charles “Manston” Buchanan, says this will somehow help …Read More »
We wondered whether night flights would have made a difference to Flybe's decision to quit Manston.
After all, Charles Buchanan's constant message in the media is that night flights are essential to the airport's long-term commercial success, and Flybe is exactly the kind of high volume passenger carrier that Manston wants to attract (and keep).
So had the lack of scheduled night flights made Manston less attractive? Would scheduled night flights have persuaded Flybe to stay?
So we asked them...Read More »
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.Read More »
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2M Group The 2M Group is an all-party alliance of local authorities concerned about the environmental impact of Heathrow operations on their communities. Airport Watch We are an umbrella movement uniting the national environmental organisations, airport community groups, and individuals opposed to unsustainable aviation expansion, and its damaging environmental effects, including climate change. BAA (British Airports Authority) BAA’s work touches on almost every …Read More »
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