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DCO submitted

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Mon, April 09, 2018 17:59:09

After a delay for some further consultation Riveroak have now submitted their DCO application for Manston to the Planning Inspectorate. It is a four phase plan across 15 years to create 19 new air cargo stands, update the runway, four new passenger aircraft stands and updated passenger terminal, refurbished fire station and new fire training area, aircraft recycling facility, flight training school, hangars for aircraft related business, highway improvements and the creation of a museum quarter.

The Inspectorate now has 28 days to decide whether the application meets the required standards to proceed to examination. There has been an awful lot of work so far and the submission included 11,000 pages of proposals over 63 separate documents so hopefully it crosses the first hurdle. If it does, after examination and representations the Inspectorate will make their representation to the Secretary of State on acceptance or otherwise. This will all take several months but the ball would seem to be rolling.

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Posted by Peter Thu, April 19, 2018 22:22:39

Lives, most certainly!

Posted by Marcus Thu, April 19, 2018 20:47:57

So hopefully "lives" you're wishing right?

Posted by Peter Thu, April 19, 2018 09:22:42

The group that want the airport do not own Manston but are trying to force a sale via a Direct Consent Order. If successful the airport lives, if not the owners will likely seek further permission for housing.

Posted by Marcus Wed, April 18, 2018 18:45:12

So all those housing development ideas are done and they're trying to make it an airport again?