At the next meeting of the Governance Commission, everyone will start getting their teeth into the meat and gristle of the task in hand. The Council officers have produced a draft committee structure, so our councillors will now be on more familiar territory, dealing with practicalities and analysing the workability of the proposals. The public reports pack for the meeting …Read More »
I've got a lot of time for the CPRE, and in particular our local branch - Protect Kent. They've got their heads screwed on, and their hearts are in the right place.
I joined them, and I encourage you to join them too. Your membership fees pay for their expert staff to do things like producing the response below. Read and enjoy... then join up!Read More »
I am strongly against Manston’s night flying proposal.
Flybe cannot make Manston work for them others have tried and failed.
The catchment area for Manston is just not large enough for this ever to work for passenger flights.
All that is left is old aircraft bringing in cargo. Please don't spoil what we have now, a great town on the up.
I would like to let you know that I am strongly opposed against any night flights in Manston airport between 11pm and 7am.
Already in its present form the airport is a considerable source of unnecessary noise and environmental pollution.Read More »
Plans for night flights at Manston International Airport have been shot down by an independent report. Herne Bay campaigner Phil Rose said:
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“This confirms a lot of what the No Night Flights campaign has been saying for the past two years. The original proposal and back-up documents submitted by Infratil were putting a very, very, positive spin on things. They were promising more than the airport could deliver, and they understated the effect night flights would have on the local population.”
It’s grim reading for Manston, but it could be good news for East Kent – depending on Thanet District Council’s priorities. Yes folks, the Parsons Brinckerhoff report has finally arrived, and you can read, print and download your copy HERE. This summary is in handy bite-sized chunks – just click on the “next installment” at the end of each post …Read More »
Yes folks, although it was once scheduled to start TODAY, the public consultation has been stopped in its tracks. Thanet District Council CEO Richard Samuel, and TDC Leader Cllr Bayford met Manston's CEO Charles Buchanan to break the bad news - his proposal doesn't merit consideration. How did it come to this?Read More »
Thanet District Council say:
The council will be carrying out a full twelve week public consultation to gather the views of as many local people as possible in the next couple of months. This will be facilitated on behalf of the council by Ipsos MORI. Please could I encourage you to take part in this process once it begins.Read More »
BAP filled with holes
Some of the more observant members of our team here at No Night Flights towers have been reviewing the Noise Assessment Report from Bickerdike Allen Partners. They have provided me with a detailed report which highlights issues such as presented on it, including seriously underestimating the numbers of dwellings that will be affected. They have come up with the following observations...Read More »
So here it is...
- They wish to extend unrestricted operational hours from 0700-2300 to 0600-2330
- Between 2330-0600 they now wish to operate scheduled aircraft which were not allowed under the previous agreement...