RiverOak Strategic Partners
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2019 will be an important year for the future of Manston Airport. This week, on Wednesday 9 January, the Preliminary Meeting for the Development Consent Order application takes place in Margate. The examination of our proposals, by the Planning Inspectorate, will begin the next day – a process lasting six months.
We continue to plan for the reopening of the airport. Following the acquisition of the Jentex site on Canterbury Road West in Ramsgate, which is designated as the location of the airport fuel facility, we are meeting with a wide range of other potential partners and stakeholders across…read more
Last week, RiverOak Strategic Partners held the third in a series of parliamentary briefings, designed to keep key stakeholders up to date with the progress of the DCO and learn more about RSP’s proposals for reopening Manston.
Hosted by Sir Roger Gale on the terrace of the House of Commons, the briefing was attended by Members of Parliament, ministerial advisors, councillors from both Thanet District Council and Kent County Council and representatives from the Unite union.
There was a presentation from George Yerrall, Tony Freudmann and Rob Grinnell of RSP and speeches by…read more
This week, RiverOak Strategic Partners held a DCO Examination workshop for our professional team. It was led by Michael Humphries QC.read more
Today (18 September 2018) RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) completed the acquisition of the Jentex site on Canterbury Road West in Ramsgate, which is designated in our proposals as the location of the airport fuel facility. The Jenkins family, which has operated the site for many years as a fuel oil business, will…read more
The Planning Inspectorate has confirmed that the representation period begins today (Monday 3 September) and runs to Monday 8 October. Anyone with an interest in making representations about the application should visit the Planning Inspectorate website, to register as an interested Party.read more
RiverOak Strategic Partners’ Development Consent Order, for the reopening of Manston Airport in Kent as a major international cargo hub, is the first application for a nationally significant airport project to be accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate. The Planning Inspectorate announced its decision on 14 August 2018.read more
RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) is today (16 July 2018) re-submitting its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) in which it seeks development consent and compulsory acquisition powers over the Manston Airport site. RSP’s plan for Manston envisages the airport as a major international cargo hub, as well…read more
RiverOak Strategic Partners parliamentary briefing focuses on the hi-tech potential for Manston to improve air cargo productivity
Members of Parliament including the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, the chair of the All Party Group on General Aviation; Keith Prince AM, Member of the Transport Committee on the London Assembly…read more
RiverOak Strategic Partners has temporarily withdrawn its DCO application in respect of Manston Airport. This is not uncommon with DCOs and RSP is in dialogue with the Planning Inspectorate in order that the application can be resubmitted as soon as possible.read more
RiverOak Strategic Partners has today dispatched 63 documents, containing almost 11,000 detailed pages of proposals and plans to re-open Manston Airport as an air freight hub with complementary passenger and general aviation services, to the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol. The Development Consent Order application includes a full Environmental Statement, a four-volume Economic Assessment…read more
Following a request from Canterbury City Council, RiverOak Strategic Partners has set out the full extent of the publicity outreach campaign in Herne Bay surrounding the January 2018 public consultation exercise. onsultation postcards were delivered by hand to over 50,000 properties, including all those in Herne Bay, Ramsgate and surrounding areas, between 6 and 13 January 2018…read more
As aircraft noise is the most perceptible effect from an airport, this issue has naturally caused the most concern for local residents. This is the case particularly for the noise generated by night flights. This statement sets out the current position and how it will be finalised.
We are designing Manston so that our customers are both able and incentivised to fly during the day. The airport is being designed so that capacity comfortably exceeds demand in order, principally, to provide a high quality of service to customers by reducing…read more
We have been advised that Deal Library will now close this week and will reopen on 20 February. For any Deal residents still wishing to view consultation documents, including the full Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR), or collect a feedback form ahead of the consultation deadline this Friday, 16 February, there are several options open to you:
1. View/download the documents and submit your feedback via our website www.rsp.co.uk/statutory-consultation;
2. Visit either Ramsgate, Margate or Herne Bay Libraries…
Despite some appalling January weather, 870 people attended the two RiverOak consultation events this week, in Ramsgate and Herne Bay, to review its refined plans for Manston Airport and speak with some of the firm’s environmental and planning experts, as well as the RiverOak team, about a wide range of issues – including a proposed Noise Mitigation plan, fully developed Preliminary Environmental Information Report and amended masterplan for the airport.read more
Two consultation events by RiverOak Strategic Partners (RiverOak) take place this week, on the opportunity to revive Manston Airport as an air freight hub, with the airport site no longer under threat of rezoning – following last week’s council vote.
Although not underestimating the huge task ahead of the council to reshape and regain support for its Local Plan, RiverOak has welcomed the decision not to re-designate the airport for mixed use, including housing – believing that it is not…
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