Manston could still have a future as an airport — according to a planning masterplan published by Thanet council. While the council recently decided against an attempt to compulsory purchase the site, a new report appears to keep the door open to the prospect of it being revived as an airport. The council has published a 15-year strategic blueprint for …Read More »
MYRA Jones’ letter (Your views, Times, May 28) displays a selfish and typical ‘NIMBY’ attitude. Never mind the 150 people who have lost their jobs, never mind the many business that have had to close or relocate at great expense, never mind any one else, because I’m all right Jack. It’s like the city folk who move to the country …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.
This is the film of the demonstration outside Thanet Council on May 17th by the campaigners against night flights at Manston airport. They argue that night flights disturb their sleep. Hence the bed and the night attire! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtbNkqgpTuU&w=640&h=360] Courtesy of the excellent people of Thanet Watch. One hundred campaigners against night flights at Manston airport turned out to present the …Read More »
I do not want the night flights proposal to be approved.
I live in Ramsgate and I’m very keen for the town to prosper but think that night flights will be very detrimental to this for the following reasons.
The town’s history and future is as a tourist resort and night flights will be very detrimental to this. I think there are very tourists who would be happy to have their sleep spoiled or their restaurant meals disturbed during their visit because of the noise these night flights will make.
I am opposed to the proposal that Manston should be allowed to operate night flights between 11.00pm and 7.00pm.
I live directly under the flight path - by the time the planes are over my house I can virtually count the rivets on the undercarriages. The recent increase in night flying during the second half of 2011 has had a deleterious effect on our sleep. On one occasion my 14 year old son was awoken at 3.30am approx. and said "I thought a bomb had gone off!" Imagine how frightening this must be for smaller children.Read More »
I would like to register my objection to any increase in night flying at Manston. I and my neighbours are regularly disturbed by take-offs and landings at Manston during the daytime and any extension of this tonight times would be intolerable.
We live directly under the flight path. During the day when the largest of the aircraft come over to land the noise is almost unbearable. But as it is during the day we can hear the planes approaching and are ready for the noise. If they were any closer to our home they would be landing on the roof.Read More »
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A Kent airport has resubmitted its proposals for night flights. Manston airport, near Ramsgate, has asked Thanet Council for permission to run at least six flights between 11pm and 7am. Bosses said the plans would create around 3,000 jobs by 2018 and are vital for the long-term future of the company. Charles Buchanan, Chief Executive at Manston, commented:
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"For the airport to be commercially viable in the longer term and deliver for Kent what other airports have done for their regions, it is vital that we are allowed to compete in terms of the operating hours."
Thanet Council has been ordered to make public legal advice it received over controversial night flights from Manston Airport. The council caused controversy when it entered into an agreement in 2005 with the airport’s operators Planestation that permitted additional scheduled flights to take place beyond 11pm. At the time, many residents in the area were dismayed, saying they faced noise …Read More »
Manston airport has been fined £52,000 by Thanet Council for operating night flights that break an environmental agreement. The Section 106 clause specifies that no flights can take off from the airport between 11pm and 07am, but it does allow for a maximum of 12 humanitarian, mercy or emergency flights by relief organisations during any calendar year between those times. …Read More »