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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…
Planning company RPS and law firm Bircham Dyson Bell have written on behalf of their client RiverOak Strategic Partners (RiverOak) to the Chief Executive of Thanet District Council, Madeline Homer, to set out why a decision to progress the Council’s Local Plan at a full Council meeting on Thursday 18 January would be flawed.
The decision before the Council is whether to submit the Local Plan for examination, and yet much of the evidence on which it should be based is missing or out of date. The Council claims that the airport site is needed for housing, yet has not explained why it rejected so many proposed…
New report shows no need for housing on the Manston Airport site to meet Thanet District Council’s housing needs
A new report prepared on behalf of RiverOak Strategic Partners (RiverOak) shows that the housing need in the district of Thanet in Kent can be met without discarding aviation uses and redeveloping Manston Airport…read more
Refined proposals and plans to reduce the impact of aircraft noise form heart of 2018 Manston Airport Consultation
RiverOak Strategic Partners has published a draft Noise Mitigation Plan, which includes plans to restrict the operation of noisier types of aircraft and night…read more
RiverOak has today (Friday 5 January 2018) published details of a further public consultation, on proposals to reopen Manston Airport, in a Statement of Community Consultation. The consultation will be held from Friday 12 January to Friday 16 February 2018 and will include…read more
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…read more
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…”
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.read more
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…read more
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…read more
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.read more
On or around 7 July 2017, Thanet District Council (TDC) issued this statement about the statutory consultation on RiverOak Strategic Partners’ (RSP’s) proposals to reopen Manston Airport. The statement contains a number of inaccuracies and misunderstandings that we are happy to set straight.read more
With a week to go in the RiverOak Strategic Partners consultation on its plans for Manston Airport, we can announce that more than 1,900 local residents attended the eleven events held to date during the consultation.
More than 1,300 members of the East Kent…read more
RiverOak Strategic Partners has announced an exclusive partnership with Securitas to implement and operate a full suite of fire and security services at Manston Airport in Kent.
Securitas, specialists in all aspects of aviation security, will provide fire and safety expertise, manage specialist detection teams, handle general-purpose security…read more
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