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Update on the CAA Airspace Change Project

From the outset, RSP has stated that the CAP 1616 process used by the CAA to manage proposed changes to airspace is robust and challenging; this provides both aviation and non-aviation stakeholders with assurance that our proposals will be carefully scrutinised by an...

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Remembering Lorraine Barker

       RiverOak Strategic PartnersPublished on 24th December, 2020 It is with the greatest of sadness that we pass on the news that Lorraine Barker, of Premier Display Systems in Hersden, Canterbury has passed away this morning. Lorraine was a dedicated supporter of...

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DfT decision not to contest the Judicial Review – what does it mean?

Naturally the Department for Transport’s decision not to contest the Judicial Review is disappointing, although it may in fact save time. It is a feature of the DCO process that, in order for more information to be provided by the Secretary of State on the reasons for his decision, the decision must be re-taken, and so the project is effectively back to the final decision stage.

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Flights in and out of Manston

Even when operating at its future peak (circa twenty years after reopening), Manston Airport will average no more than five large aircraft movements per hour – and will not operate any scheduled services overnight.

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RSP responds to further delay to Manston decision

While this further delay is perhaps understandable – and is only a matter of weeks – it is nevertheless disappointing, as this pandemic has starkly demonstrated the urgent need to address the fragility and inflexibility of the UK’s air cargo network.

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Engagement continues on airspace design

Having successfully completed stage one of the Civil Aviation Authority’s airspace change process in February, RSP has now commenced engagement with stakeholders as part of the next stage.

Airspace change is a separate process to RSP’s application for a Development Consent Order and is part of the Government’s…

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Can you support AGE UK Thanet’s VE Day 75 plans?

The work of Age UK Thanet, which RSP is proud to support, continues apace. They are now able to do welfare checks on people who can not hear their volunteer team, over the telephone, to ensure they have everything they need. They are taking our chocolate and loo rolls to try and put a smile on people’s faces whilst they struggle being isolated or home alone. And they’ve come up with a plan to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, this coming Friday in a very special way.

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RSP donates £100,000 help AGE UK set up a community hub in Thanet

SP donates £100,000 help AGE UK set up a community hub in Thanet

RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) has made a £100,000 donation to AGE UK in Thanet, to help them to set up and staff a community hub. The hub will help Age UK to ensure isolated, elderly and other Thanet residents who are struggling as a result of Coronavirus, are struggling as a result of Coronavirus, are given vital support.

With the help of Sir Roger Gale MP, the directors of RSP identified Age UK Thanet as…

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Manston Skills and Education Board attends Big Bang STEM event at Discovery Park

The Manston Skills and Employment Board (MSE-B) was one of a number of organisations from across East Kent which attended the annual ‘Big Bang’ STEM event at Discovery Park this week. Students attending the show explored the model of the Manston site, were briefed on RSP’s plans for Manston – and the wide range of potential careers that they could consider in the aviation sector.

The MSE-Board was established in January 2019 to ensure local people get the maximum benefit from…

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Manston Airport passes Stage 1 of CAA Airspace Change CAP1616 process

RSP is pleased to confirm that Manston Airport has passed Stage 1 of the Civil Aviation Authority’s Airspace Change CAP1616 process. This follows an extensive engagement process, with technical/aviation organisations and local government that begun in Autumn of last year.

The Airspace Design Principles that were developed through the process will be used to provide the framework for the development of Airspace Design Options later year. RSP will then hold full public consultation events and consult widely with local residents, businesses, communities, the public and other stakeholders to seek their…

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