Will you please sign a
pro-Manston Airport letter to PINS ?
This is a letter to PINS to ask them to move forward so you
can give your views to them on Manston Airport.
we need your signatures !!
As you will have seen from the recent minutes on the Planning
Inspectorate (PINS) site, of their last meeting with RiverOak,
PINS are including in the current Acceptance
discussions matters that properly belong in the DCO Stages
3, the Pre-examination stage and 4, the Examination stage.
Now the Pre-examination and Examination stages
are where you can all express your views to PINS, as to if
you want Manston for Aviation, and why - please see the pinned
post a the top of the SMAa page. So PINS adding Examinations
matter at this stage is effectively stopping you from having your
say - the antis do not worry about such niceties (but everything
they say now may be discounted).
So we are asking you to please add your signature to this letter
I wish my name to be added to the
below letter to PINS :
requested that the Save Manston Airport association (SMAa)
members send multi-signature letters rather than lots of separate
ones. We have generally respected the ruling that Pre-application
Stage 1 is not the correct time to write to PINS but this may now
be working to our disadvantage because it is clear that it is
being ignored by several vociferous opponents of Manston as
an Airport - we have been waiting in anticipation of Stages
3 and 4 for a long time.
the above we now feel we should object most strongly to the
apparent inclusion of items into the Acceptance stage (as
discussed in the minutes of the recent meeting with RSP, on the
PINS web site) that properly belong in the Examination stage.
wish to remind PINS that we are here and urgently waiting for the
DCO to move to the
and Examination stages, these being the correct times for us
to express our views to you. This delay is effectively preventing
our members and other pro-aviation people, from expressing their
viewpoints; viewpoints that will certainly be presented at the
Pre-examination and Examination stages.
presently a live SHP planning application (OL/TH/18/0660) on the
Thanet District Council web-site regarding a major
housing development on the Manston Airport site; on reading the
representations the vast majority are Objections and are
pro-airport. The latest figures at close of play Tuesday 6th June
2018 stands at: Grand total percentages: Supports Housing:
20.46%; Objections: 78.01%; Neutral:1.53%.
would claim an effective level of support for the airport and for
the DCO process from local residents and businesses to keep
Manston for aviation; this stands at least at 78%, well in line
with the results of the two previous SHP planning applications to
TDC, and many other polls, elections, petitions, etc.
population of Thanet and East Kent are waiting for these jobs,
and they are getting concerned at the continual delays, they wish
to express their views !
[SMAa Committee, on behalf of over 3,500 members, including the
following signatures, collected specifically for this letter,
over the last X days.]
You can't forward the Yes/No question to other people,
but if you want to forward the poll to others,
here is a Change.org petition that they can sign :