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Finally a chance to be consulted on night flights!
I am strongly opposed to night flights from Manston between the hours of 11pm and 7am.
Living directly under the flight path, I am unable to continue a conversation when I am outside when a plane flies over, and in the evening when the TV is on, I cannot watch a programme without turning the volume right up when a plane goes overhead.
I am categorically opposed to seeing my sleep pattern disrupted for the illusory creation of a few jobs.
We wish to register our very strong objections to the proposed night flights in and out of Manston airport.
We moved to the Herne Bay area some 12 years agoRead More »
Sad but true. The numbers are in on this summer's Open Golf Championship at Sandwich, and they make good reading for the county. The direct economic boost and indirect benefit of TV coverage are valued at £77 million.
Each Open venue hosts the tournament about every ten years, so the once-a-decade display of supreme skill at the stick-ball-hole game works out at some £7.7 million a year of identifiable benefit to Kent.
Manston's latest night flight proposal rather optimistically assesses the airport's current contribution to the local economy at £3.8 million a year - less than half the impact of the Open even when the Open isn't on!Read More »
No haste = no need
OK, let's just make sure we've got this straight...
The night flights that Manston is hankering after have been portrayed as essential, crucial, make-or-break. Without them, so we are told, the airport won't be able to deliver on its fairytale Master Plan.
I find this VERY hard to square with (a) any facts in the real world, and (b) the airport's conduct over the last year. If night flights really did matter so much, why would they spend a YEAR dragging their heels?Read More »