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 www.thanet.gov.ukor 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 proposals. All comments must be submitted in writing either by e-mail to email@example.com 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 accepted. 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 www.thanet.gov.uk "