Tag Archives: Manston

Protestors invade Manston airport control tower in campaign

Activists have stormed an airport site and taken over the control tower to protest against the proposed expansion of an arms company. Peace campaigners are occupying the top floor of the Second World War tower at Manston airport to rally against a planning application submitted by Instro Precision. The group invaded the building – which… Continue reading »

Manston Airport negotiations crash

Negotiations over Manston Airport’s future have hit rock bottom with investors accusing Thanet council’s leader of “throwing roadblocks in front of us”. US firm RiverOak is offering to partner with the local authority to buy and run the airport. It needs Thanet District Council to serve a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on the site’s current owners, who… Continue reading »

Government to give green light to Manston as temporary relief Op Stack lorry park

The government has used emergency planning powers to give the green light to a temporary lorry park at the former Manston airport. An order laid before Parliament, which came in today, grants temporary planning permission for nine months, allowing the 800-acre site in Thanet to “hold” potentially hundreds of HGVs when Operation Stack is in place… Continue reading »