RiverOak confirms consultation events for January 2018

Following the recent announcement that RiverOak Strategic Partners will be offering the public an opportunity to comment on its now fully-developed proposals for Manston Airport, prior to submitting the Development Consent Order application, RSP can now confirm the dates and venues for consultation events will be as follows…

RiverOak to ask the public about its fully-developed plans for Manston Airport

RiverOak Strategic Partners Ltd is to give the public a further chance to comment on its proposals to reopen Manston Airport as a cargo-based hub, before making an application to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Development Consent Order in the New Year.
George Yerrall said: “We have been…”

RiverOak responds to Thanet Council report on local plan revisions

Angela Schembri, Planning Director of RiverOak Strategic Partners’ planning consultant, RPS, said: “RiverOak Strategic Partners continues to believe that Thanet’s revisions to the local plan are inconsistent with national planning policy, are not based on an objective assessment of development and infrastructure requirements – and are therefore neither justified, nor likely to be effective.

The Times features RiverOak’s plans for Manston

The Times has published an article today on our proposals for Manston Airport. Looking back at the history of the airport, Industrial Editor Robert Lea says:

“There is talk of a £300 million development plan for stands for freighters and passenger aircraft as well as associated airport infrastructure. The business plan cites the potential to divert airfreight from Heathrow and Gatwick which are effectively closed to new take-off and landing slots. It could…

Three days to go in RiverOak Manston Consultation – residents urged to submit their feedback

There are only three days to go in the statutory consultation on our plans to reopen Manston Airport. RiverOak Strategic Partners urges anyone who has not yet responded, and has views they would like to send us about our proposals, to submit a consultation feedback form – either online, by email or by post –so that we can report, to the Planning Inspectorate…

Stone Hill Park’s plans for Manston Airport thrown out

Stone Hill Park’s appeals to change the use of four buildings at Manston Airport to non-aviation use have been dismissed by the independent Planning Inspectorate (13 July 2017).

During the inquiry, as part of the appeal to change the use of the buildings, Stone Hill Park as the landowners for the site conceded that their proposals would generate only “modest” economic benefits.