Manston Airport

What happens next

You will be able to view the Relevant Representations here shortly.

The Applicant (RiverOak Strategic Partners Ltd) must certify to the Planning Inspectorate that it has complied with its application notification requirements.

The Examining Authority, once appointed, will carry out an Initial Assessment of Principal Issues derived from its reading of the application and the Relevant Representations received and set a date for the Preliminary Meeting.

Interested Parties will receive an invitation to the Preliminary Meeting which is to discuss procedural matters only, and is held in public. It is not essential to attend the Preliminary Meeting. Whether or not an Interested Party chooses to attend the Preliminary Meeting, they will still be sent details of how to further take part in the Examination.

The Procedural Decision made after the Preliminary Meeting will be published on our website and will also be available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000. Importantly, this Procedural Decision will set the timetable for the Examination. The Examination Timetable will, amongst other things, set deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations and for comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties.

If you are an Interested Party, either because you are one of the specific bodies cited in s102 of the Planning Act 2008 or have submitted a Relevant Representation, you will receive notifications about the Examination and a copy of the Secretary of State’s decision on the application once that is made.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

  • have not been identified by the Applicant; and
  • did not register to become an Interested Party;

then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.

Timeline (9 items)

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Registration of interested parties closes
08 October 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
03 September 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

14 August 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
14 August 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 17 July 2018.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.
It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government guidance).

18 July 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
17 July 2018
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The application has been withdrawn. Please see the Applicant’s letter.

08 May 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 10 April 2018.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

11 April 2018
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New Inbox: If you wish to contact the Planning Inspectorate about the Proposed Development, please send electronic correspondence to the new project-specific inbox [email protected]

Before contacting the Planning Inspectorate, please read Advice Note 8 and check the s51 advice tab (below) which may contain the relevant response to your enquiry.

17 July 2017