It will still re-open as an airport. The Rabid Right, they don’t like it up ’em! Well, that’s what the EXPERTS think. I haven’t seen one yet. The impact of COVID on all airports and air transport is likely to be long lasting and the need for a new airport to handle cargo in England is even less now than it was just a year ago. to grant the Development Consent Order to allow RSP to re-open Manston Airport for Aviation. Manston Airport reopening decision delayed until July. It’s on Twitter @RSPManston and the BBC have it. Margate lies approximately 5km to the north of the 296 hectares (732 acres) site, with Ramsgate approximately 4km to the east and Sandwich Bay approximately 4 to 5km to the south east. Published 3 July 2019. If people asked them about Manston, they wouldn’t say whether they supported it or not, as they knew they were onto a loser if they were honest and said no! The decision to proceed was political and very fishy, mates with planes in high places looking out for their other mates with planes. Lorries that traffic your turbines pollute more than planes as air travel is becoming greener by the day! The case for another airport was not accepted by the Planning Inspectorate — and we see no good reason to challenge their judgement. Read More Related Articles. The Department of Transport approved the application to create an air freight hub at the site. The recommendations have been sent to Transport Secretary of State (SoS) Grant Shapps, who has 3 … But today the deadline has been extended for four months - and the government says they need more time to receive information from the applicant. Save money. “This update is couched in very formal language but I’m enormously relieved to have got this far and bowled over by all the support I’ve received. so what miss realistic would you want the airfield to be seeing as you realistically believe it hsas strangled Ramsgate for years. Why would you oppose the review? Manston Kent International Airport's owner, RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP), has secured a Development Consent Order (DCO) from the UK's transport minister, Andrew Stephenson, to rebuild the airport as an international cargo and passenger hub.. The Antis have nothing better to do. I have been following the tweets and there is no abusive comments from this anti.He is also being hypocritical about where this anti lives as he doesn’t live in Thanet either. There are also strong arguments on air pollution and the UK’s climate targets. Thanet taxpayers? Does the OUTCOME of a JR depend upon the roll of a dice, or FACTS? I urge all those who are concerned by the actions of RTC and Dawes and had she was chosen for that role. Thanet Green Party says it strongly welcomes the judge’s decision that the Judicial Review can go ahead. It is only Ms Dawes and Ms Dawes alone. The future of Manston Airport has been subjected to further delay in the light of the application for Judicial Review. image caption Manston Airport closed in May 2014 with the loss of 150 jobs A decision on the proposed reopening and development of Manston Airport has been delayed, the government has announced. Time we abolished councils. The disused Manston Airport in Ramsgate, Kent, was used to accommodate 4,000 HGVs as a way to ease congestion around the Port of Dover pre-Christmas. RTC have already used taxpayers money towards this JR that in itself should be examined by a court as to was the correct process used by the council to use that money. “Ramsgate Resident” (btw, just how many other sobriquets do you use on here? It is understood this means the DCO approval for Manston airport will be quashed and a new decision will need to be issued after a re-examination of the Planning Inspectorate evidence. A decision is expected to be made this week on the future of Manston Airport in Thanet. Get over it- I doubt if the many people who don’t want an airport at Manston “sit at home and moan moan moan”. As so few actually make it to a hearing there must be good reasons for the judge to agree to hear it. A second extension of deadline for the reopening and redevelopment of Manston Airport has been made, the altered deadline is to 10 July 2020. Norman Thomas, chair of South Thanet Labour Party, said: “The minister’s decision was totally wrong and we can only hope this judicial review will overturn it. The substantive hearing – which involves the lodging of evidence from the defendant, and interested party (RiverOak Strategic Partners Ltd) – was to assess whether the Government followed correct procedure in reaching the decision to approve the DCO for the landowners, even though this overturned the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate (PI). Whether, and if so why, he considered those existing airports (Heathrow, Stansted and EMA) not to be preferred locations to meet that quantum of need. Anyone who lives near the airport or who moved close to the airport knew that it was an airport! Perhaps you should do some research into the recent history of Manston Airport and its site. Better explain that to the Judge, who will no doubt welcome your expertise and knowledge. All content © Airportwatch 2021 unless otherwise stated | Login. If they were so wrong you have to wonder why. Then Piper calls a vote of no confidence in the Tory administration forgetting that its the Tory element that wants an airport. Don’t worry, Dominic Cummings is putting the final nail in the coffin for democracy by moving to abolish JRs, so I hope you enjoy living under a dictatorship. Bet they voted brexit, don’t like wearing face masks as a precaution to prevent the spread of Covid… bet they don’t believe in climate change and have stupidly big TVs. Its quite simple. “Phyllis Quot” and other Pseudonymists: whether from ignorance or malevolence, perhaps, you complain that RiverOak has not provided particulars about their investors or the portfolios of their investors, yet you won’t reveal your own name on a local newspaper blog? 4. They act on behalf of Jenny Dawes, a local resident who participated in the examination. Why bother with a planning inspectorate if a well-reasoned recommendation can be overturned on a personal whim? Remember the DCO removes the local authority from the planning process for a development and places it with a Secretary of State. The Court has now listed a 1.5 day substantive hearing for 16-17 February 2021, of the case which has been brought by the remarkable Jenny Dawes. None of that is unclear to anyone who has read the relevant legislation or examined previous caselaw or legal practitioner manuals on the subject. The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008.Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons. A developer has been granted consent to reopen Manston airport as a freight hub – a move described as shocking by the director of CPRE Kent. Manston airport decision before long, after Planning Inspectorate sends recommendation to Grant Shapps. The secretary of state for transport allowed the DCO into whether the former airport in Thanet could reopen as a cargo airport with the potential for future passenger flights in July, to a mixed reaction from both supporters and anti-airport campaigners. If they just wanted to build housing, they could have acquired land dedicated for housing under the local plan for a fraction of what they have paid. I would comment further but I need to dig out some fleas from my dreadlocks and put some lentil soup on for tea. Like how is it going to be cheaper to land in the bottom right hand corner of England without any decent road or rail etc. Manston Airport (Image: KentLive) A date for the judicial review into the decision to allow Manston Airport to reopen has been set. People just don’t read a article, or lack common sense . If you do not like it, move! Remind me why we went to war against a fascist? Manston Aurport is exactly what Thanet needs !! The landing grounds atop the cliff soon became the scene of several accidents, with one plane failing to stop before the end of the cliffs and tumbling into the sea, which, fortunately for the pilot, had been on its inward tide. But hey, you hold up the airport. What does “almost completely unfettered discretion” mean? Roger n Tony sing Fantasy Island by Bucks Fizz while Craig plays the triangle. The Council is engaging with the Airspace Change Process for a permanent change to the operation of the airspace in relation to the proposals for commercial operations at Manston Airport. We will make additional representations, when invited to do so, with evidence from across the last 18 months (since the DCO examination stage closed) – and look forward to publication of the Secretary of State’s comprehensive assessment of the basis for granting the DCO, early in 2021, so that we may begin works to restore the airport to operational use. What next for Manston Airport? Virtually all freight flights are not ‘scheduled’. At the last election, a number of councillors made it clear they would not support an airport. Those who object to this are presumably against the rule of law and wish law breakers to go free. Angela Stevens why as admin on SMAA are you allowing abusive comments about a certain anti on a post from Ray Ellis which occurred on Twitter. Whether, and if so why, he considered that facilities could not be constructed at those existing airports to meet that quantum of need. I think we should be told. “Phyllis Quot”, it is not for the likes of you or me to expose the identities of any of the investors other than those who have chosen to subject themselves to the social media character assassination attempts and harassment that was inflicted upon those who did so some years ago due to flagrant exposure of privileged information by certain TDC Councillors back in December 2014. Eh “Realistic” Girl ? The order will have to be approved by all parties and submitted to the Court to be sealed – this final step may take several weeks. and for those that think there is some sort of covenant, that is meaningless when the old and new owners are in collaboration, why do you think they sold so quickly and easy? If people actually read the proposal for the airport then perhaps they wouldn’t get confused with what they write about. Manston Airport has been disused since it was formally closed in 2014. The CAA have not signed off on anything RSP have done so far. Solicitors Kate Harrison and Susan Ring of Harrison Grant are acting for her, and instructing barristers Richard Wald QC and Gethin Thomas. Rival plans. I’ve been told by a bloke in the pub who had a man round to do his roof whose mother’s cat wormer’s child minder has it on good authority that [any made up nonsense you care to insert] so it must be true. Jenny said: “According to the government’s own experts, re-opening the airport will damage the local economy and impact negatively on the UK’s carbon budget and our commitments to the Paris climate agreement.”. “The terms of reference for such an airport had to satisfy national strategic importance. Interested parties include the applicant, the local authority and anyone who previously registered by filling out a Relevant Representation form at the inquiry stage (and had it accepted as valid). The decision could be either a refusal to make a Manston Airport Development Consent Order or a decision to grant such a Consent Order. Just seen the RSP comment. “EgonSpengler”, whoever you are, were the directors of RSP to attempt to use the airport for anything other than what is set out in the DCO statutory instrument, that would be an imprisonable offence. There is little chance of in overturning that permission at any point in the future. Have you seen anyone cleansing covid 19.. No. Paul Stinchcombe QC, Richard Wald QC and Gethin Thomas are instructed by Kate Harrison and Susan Ring of Harrison Grant LLP in a judicial review of the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to approve the re-opening of Manston Airport, as a dedicated freight airport. Upon what basis the Defendant disagreed with the expert evidence produced by York Aviation, and others, against the need case. It failed again and again because no one put serious money to develop the infrastructure. Enter your email address to subscribe free to The Isle of Thanet News and receive notifications of new posts by email. Could the Council Treasurerplease explain exactly where the All this must be done by August 20.” To see the crowdfunder click here. The decision on whether to use Manston as an airport again has been delayed for four months. No one voted to spend Ramsgate Taxpayers money to stop Ramsgate jobs. The Secretary of State will make a decision based on the Examining Authority’s Report and the further representations. “If you do not like it, move!” Well DwB, for someone who’s only been living here for 3 years you are certainly quick to pick up the airport supporters favourite lines. expected LOL The DCO is just about taking any decisions out of local hands and why people are excited about that I have no idea…. Manston Airport: Flights planned after five-year closure. No, you move to Heathrow, still open last time I checked. Words: Laura Edgar. Dont let me down The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008.Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons. The sole purpose of a JR is to check, in a court of law, that the decision process was legal. This JR is money and time-wasting! Then the coronavirus pandemic once again delayed the final decision, with the deadline pushed back to July 10. Unfortunately, Ramsgate people voted for Labour councillors, as they were canvassing to save the QEQM Stroke Unit. The airport used to be open. It’s your attitude that’s dinosaur like. They sit at home and moan moan moan. The order will have to be approved by all parties and submitted to the Court to be sealed – this final step may take several weeks. Government planners, the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) , have made their decision on whether a bid to reopen Manston Airport as a cargo hub should be backed. Plans to transform Manston Airport into a freight cargo air hub have today been given the green light - paving the way for hundreds of jobs to be created and a £300 million boost to east Kent. At the outset of the First World War, the Isle of Thanet was equipped with a small and precarious landing strip for aircraft at St Mildred's Bay, Westgate-on-Sea, on top of the chalk cliffs, at the foot of which was a promenade which had been used for seaplane operations. “My lawyers set out three grounds of challenge to the decision to grant a Development Consent Order for the re-opening and development of Manston Airport: Ground 2: Breach of Procedural Requirement/Unfairness. They should be paying Ms Dawes, not the other way round! Will Tony also be suing the MOD and the trifling matter of their ongoing objections to the DCO too? The decision was released the day after the government launched its Net Zero board to advise on its transport decarbonisation plan. congratulations on wasting more money. Yes, statement released by RSP today. A developer has been granted consent to reopen Manston airport as a freight hub – a move described as shocking by the director of CPRE Kent. Manston airport decision before long, after Planning Inspectorate sends recommendation to Grant Shapps. By the electric prunes. Simple questions, how is fuel going to be cheaper brought in by tanker than buying from the national grid ? Good news. The future of Manston Airport has been subjected to further delay in the light of the application for Judicial Review. The project to reopen Manston as a cargo hub though is doomed to failure whatever the outcome of the JR. 2. Upon what basis the quantum of anticipated need for freight had been assessed by him. In the meantime, the struck off solicitor and his big investors (offshore based, of course) must be wondering what to do with a faragegarage. Have you read nothing about the damage caused by aviation? Totally agree, Derm. Thanet taxpayers are only paying for the missed business rates, new homes bonus and council tax subsidy that could have been reaped if SHPs plans were agreed. 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