MANSTON AIRPORT HAS A VIABLE FUTURE – MAN UP!
Thanet District Council is launching a public consultation on its draft Local Plan, in which the current Manston Airport site is to be turned over to mixed use, particularly housing. On 4 February we plan to show that the airport does have a viable future as an aviation centre, not just as an airport but by combining various forward-looking and ambitious activities.
This technical meeting, supported by the main groups fighting to save the airport, will take place in the Winter Gardens (Queens Hall) Margate, from 10 am till 2 pm on Saturday 4 February 2017. It will be a platform for relevant subject experts to explain how Manston Aviation Hub could generate a viable business and revenue streams for Manston from cargo handling, aircraft recycling, pilot training and private flying, and a spaceport.
Overall it will amount to a clear statement of the case for accepting that Manston can be a sustainable, viable aviation services hub, bringing employment and innovation to Thanet for many years, and making full use of a valuable existing asset.
The meeting has been organised by Thanet Liberal Democrats – all those who support Manston as an Airport regardless of political party affiliation are welcome.