Monday, 6 February 2012

Manston Night Flights Consultation

Hot out of TDC's press office is the invitation to participate in the consultation on proposals to bring in night flights at Manston Airport. Deadline is March 2nd.

For more info on the arguments against go to:
For more arguments for you could read what Charles Buchanan musters up.

Here's the TDC press release: 
"You are invited to comment on proposals for regular night-time flying
at Manston Airport.

The proposals were submitted by Infratil, owners of the airport, on 27
October 2011 and included an aircraft noise assessment report and
economic assessment, which are technical reports explaining the
implications of the proposal.

After receiving the documents from Infratil, the council then
commissioned specialists Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd, to carry out an
independent assessment of the proposals and technical details. Their
report reviews the environmental and economic impacts.

To view the proposals and independent assessment, please go to or visit Thanet’s Gateway Plus in Margate or the
council’s Ramsgate District Office in York Street.

The council is now carrying out a 28 day public consultation to provide
members of the public with an opportunity to comment on these

All comments must be submitted in writing either by e-mail to or by post to Consultation, Thanet
District Council, PO Box 9, Margate CT9 1XZ. The consultation closes on
Friday 2 March 2012, any responses received after this date will not be

Please note that legal advice has confirmed that, at this stage, the
council is only being asked to provide a response to the proposals. The
council is not in a position to make a decision on the night time flying
policy at this stage. The feedback from this consultation will therefore
be used, along with the findings of the independent assessment, to help
draft the council’s response to Infratil.

For more information on this consultation please go to "


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  3. Nights flights from Manston?

    Goodness, when I used to holiday at Butlin's in Cliftonville with my parents Manston was a little military base and one rarely heard the aircraft coming and going even in Ramsgate.

    How times change, and not always for the best.

    Living under the flightpath at Heathrow as I do you have my sympathy, although my memories of Manston are as a plane spotter and are generally positive.

    I'll have to pay a visit again and catch up with the 21st century sometime. Nice reading your blog, keep up the good work.

    Best wishes

    ink cartridges

  4. You NIMBYs won, Thanet lost!

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