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Local plan rejected

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Thu, January 18, 2018 22:45:11

A revised 'local plan' for Thanet was before a full council meeting tonight. The plan sets out housing and business infrastructure until 2031. The biggest change from the current plan was the removal of the designation of Manston from aviation use only to mixed use development for housing and business. The vote was 35 to 20 against the revised plan so Manston's aviation designation remains at present. The resignation of the UKIP council leader is being called for (again) not least because he strongly supported the revised local plan despite UKIP securing their council election win three years ago on the back of a 'save Manston airport' campaign..

All a bit of a shambles with a degree of uncertainty, especially in local housing policy, whilst we await Riveroak to submit their DCO application, probably within the next few weeks.

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Posted by G Sun, January 21, 2018 11:27:54

Oh dear !!

Posted by Peter Sat, January 20, 2018 10:37:19

Plan B not need at present, not with a 'popular' council leader in charge:

Cllr Piper: “I have seen Chris Wells (Council leader) on the news declaring our stupidity. That is the stupidity of 35 members of the chamber. Initially he needs to make his position clear in the next few days.

“Based on his reaction in the cold light of day, I expect those 35 may have something to say about his analysis of their acumen. If there is a vote of no confidence he will likely lose it.

“Nobody can call their opponents stupid and expect to survive their reaction."

Posted by Dave Angel Fri, January 19, 2018 23:32:01

Did you 'let free' those 'Crested Newts' in that jam jar on the airfield ?