Manston: one step closer to take-off?

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - POINTS OF VIEW -

Cam­paign­ers fight­ing to re-open Manston as an air­port had a boost when the gov­ern­ment’s plan­ning in­spec­torate ap­proved a bid by the con­sor­tium RiverOak Strate­gic Part­ners to con­sider whether it should be a na­tion­ally im­por­tant in­fra­struc­ture project.

The cur­rent own­ers have other ideas – with plans for thou­sands of homes and busi­nesses.

A pub­lic in­quiry is sched­uled for next year for what will be am epic plan­ning tus­sle.

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