Manston Airport

Enquiry received via email

Manston Airport

20 July 2017
Phil Hutt


• "Your proposals will ruin this area and I object to your proposal”
• “I strongly object to the noise pollution, air pollution and road congestion that your project will bring to this area”
• “No night flights. Absolutely none”
• “All the research says that living near an airport is bad for residents’ health and that it holds back children at school. I object to your proposals”,
• I didn't hear about RSP's consultation from RSP but a neighbour told me!

Advice given

Thank you for your email which outlined your opposition to the proposed Manston Airport project.
The proposed Manston Airport project us currently in the Pre-Application stage of the Planning Act 2008 (PA2008) process. There is no mechanism through which the Planning Inspectorate can influence an Applicant’s consultation at this stage.
We advise that you submit your concerns directly to the developer for this project at [email protected] At this stage the application documents for the proposed project will still be in development, and by providing your views directly to the developer they may inform the application before it is finalised and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
If you are not satisfied that the developer has or will take your comments into account, we advise that you submit your concerns regarding the developer’s consultation to the relevant local authority, Thanet District Council. The Planning Inspectorate when considering whether or not to accept an application, must have regard to the Consultation Report and any Adequacy of Consultation representations made by local authority consultees. Adequacy of Consultation Representations are defined by s55(5) of the PA2008 as representations about whether the applicant complied with its duties under sections 42, 47 and 48. They are requested from all relevant local authorities on receipt of an application for development consent. In providing your comments to your local authority they may be considered in the Council’s preparation of its Adequacy of Consultation Representation, if an application is subsequently submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.
Please note we are in the process of preparing a Frequently Asked Questions document to assist local communities in respect of Pre-application community consultation. It will be published to our website shortly.
If you have any queries regarding the PA2008 process in relation to this project please do not hesitate to contact us.