RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) are for the second time seeking the public’s views on their plans for re-opening the airport for use a as a hub for international air freight. This additional round of consultation before they apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO) from the Government arises as a result of the need to comply with new and broader Environmental Regulations and shortcomings in their first attempt at consulting last summer.
The consultation runs from 12 January 2018 until 16 February 2018. Just one public presentation is planned for Thanet to be held on Tuesday 23 January at the Comfort Inn, Victoria Parade, Ramsgate from 12-8pm. It is vital that members make an effort to attend and to respond if the future of our town and the surrounding natural environment is to be safeguarded. While RSP state that comments and views recorded last time remain valid this is no reason for us to sit back and let these disastrous plans progress without further critical analysis and comment.
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