The RSP proposal to reopen the former Manston Airport as a 24/7 International cargo hub has complied with the preliminary procedures to enable it to go forward to an Examination in Public. This does not imply that there is some form of official approval for the substance of the proposal, for which there is not, but it does give local residents the opportunity to make their concerns known to the Planning Inspectorate at the Public Inquiry.
Persons or organisations wishing to make their views known have until 8 October to register their interest with The Planning Inspectorate. (PINS.)
The Ramsgate Society is intending to register and will do so citing a number of key reasons why we are opposed to RSP’s proposals. These will centre around the potentially disastrous impact that 24/7 operations at the airport will have on the historic fabric of the town and the quality of life for its residents.
Members are encouraged to register with PINS and can do so either on line or by requesting a copy of the registration from PINS.
When registering you will need to set out briefly the main reasons for your concerns and to assist with that we have attached a helpful briefing paper prepared by No Night Flights (NNF) indicating a number of main headings.
TDC Local Plan
This is now out for a final round of consultation before PINS appoint an Inspector to hear representations. These have to be submitted to TDC by 4 October. The Ramsgate Society will be making a comprehensive response. Members wanting more information about the Plan can go online.