This autumn, RSP started an engagement process to develop Airspace Design Principles for Manston Airport.
At the beginning of October, questionnaires were sent to representatives from statutory consultees, including district and parish councils and technical/aviation organisations, to ask for their input and guidance in shaping Airspace Design Principles.
Next week, the first of a number of stakeholder engagement meetings takes place as part of the Airspace Design Consultation announced on 4 October 2019. The engagement process follows the CAP1616 guidance, set out by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and is designed to be both thorough and comprehensive. At this first meeting, invited representatives from statutory consultees, including both the district and parish councils and technical/aviation organisations, have been invited to provide technical input on safety, environmental and operational matters in relation to designing Manston’s future flight paths.
In addition to needing a Development Consent Order (DCO) to build Manston Airport, RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) must also secure approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for its use of airspace and procedures to enable safe and efficient operations to and from the airport.
In accordance with the Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) 1616 – Airspace Design: Guidance on the regulatory process for changing airspace design including community engagement…
RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) can confirm that its acquisition of Manston Airport from Stone Hill Park completed this evening, Monday 9 July 2019, for a purchase price of £16.5 million.
In light of this development, RSP has submitted an updated Summary of its Case for the Development Consent Order, to the Planning Inspectorate, now that many of the issues relating to the Compulsory Acquisition of the land and, the objections to the proposals made by SHP, have fallen away. The Planning Inspectorate has published this summary on its website and it is also available on the RSP website, on the documents page.