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Notice was given in May and June 2017 that RiverOak Strategic Partners Limited (“RiverOak”) of 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Development Consent Order (“DCO”) under section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 (“the 2008 Act”) to authorise the reopening of Manston Airport in Kent (“the Project”).

Following the notice RiverOak undertook statutory consultation in accordance with the 2008 Act and the 2009 Regulations between 12 June and 23 July 2017 relating to the redevelopment and reopening of the Manston Airport site, which comprises approximately 296 hectares (732 acres), and which first operated as an RAF base in 1916 and most recently operated as a passenger airport until it was closed in May 2014. RiverOak is proposing to redevelop and reopen the site as a hub for international air freight which also offers passenger, executive travel and aircraft engineering services.

In considering the responses to the statutory consultation and through ongoing design development, RiverOak has developed and refined its proposals and has taken the decision to ensure that its consultation and application documentation is compliant with the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (“the 2017 Regulations”). It is following the latest 2017 Regulations to make sure that its assessment is as up-to-date and comprehensive as possible. The assessment will now additionally consider the effects of climate change on the Project, the effects of the Project on climate change, impacts of waste, impacts on human health and impacts from the risks of major accidents and disasters. RiverOak has also considered the comments received on mitigating aircraft noise and has developed a series of commitments which it proposes to make to control the adverse impacts of aircraft noise. These proposals are detailed in the “Noise Mitigation Plan” which is one of the new consultation documents published and RiverOak are seeking views on this document in particular.

Under sections 42 and 47 of the 2008 Act RiverOak has a duty to consult the local community and has produced a Statement of Community Consultation (“SoCC”) which sets out how RiverOak will undertake its consultation. Additionally, RiverOak has a duty to publicise the proposed application under section 48 of the 2008 Act in line with Regulation 4 of the 2009 Regulations. This notice therefore outlines the main details of the application and where a copy of the consultation documents can be viewed.

Proposed Works

The proposed DCO will, amongst other things, authorise—

• upgrading the runway and improving the parallel taxiway;

• constructing 19 new air cargo stands;

• constructing four new passenger aircraft stands and a new passenger terminal;

• completely re-fitting the airfield navigation aids;

• refurbishing or replacing the existing fire station and constructing a new fire training area;

• building new air cargo facilities;

• developing a new air traffic control service, demolishing the current Air Traffic Control tower;

• an aircraft recycling facility;

• a flight training school;

• a fixed-base operation for executive travel;

• building new aircraft maintenance hangars and developing areas of the ‘Northern Grass’ for airport related businesses; and

• highway improvement works to ensure improved access to and around Manston Airport, including a new, permanent, dedicated access on Spitfire Way which will help to reduce airport related traffic on the local road network.

The proposed project is an Environmental Impact Assessment development (“EIA development”), as defined by the 2017 Regulations. This means that the proposed works constitute development for which Environmental Impact Assessment will be required. An Environmental Statement will therefore be submitted as part of the proposed application containing information about the environmental effects of the proposed development. Preliminary environmental information can be found in the updated Preliminary Environmental Information Report (“PEIR”) which forms part of the consultation material.

Details of the proposed application and copies of the consultation documents include—

• an introduction to the consultation;

• an updated preliminary environmental information report (“PEIR”);

• a non-technical summary of the PEIR;

• an updated masterplan;

• a Noise Mitigation Plan;

• a Statement of Community Consultation;

• an updated analysis on air freight capacity and need; and

• a feedback form.

From Friday 12 January to Friday 16 February 2018 you can view and download the consultation documents on and from RiverOak’s project website at www.rsp.co.uk. Hard copies will also be available to view free of charge at the following locations and times. Due to its size, hard copies of the PEIR will only be available at Deal, Margate and Ramsgate libraries, the other libraries will have on-screen versions.

Venue Opening Hours
Birchington Library, Alpha Road, Birchington, CT7 9EG Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm; Wednesday & Sunday: Closed
Broadstairs Library, The Broadway, Broadstairs, CT10 2BS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-6pm; Thursday: 9am-8pm; Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: Closed
Cliftonville Library, Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Margate, CT9 3JX Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm; Wednesday & Saturday: 9am-1pm; Sunday: Closed
Deal Library, Broad Street, Deal, CT14 6ER Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm
Herne Bay Library, 124 High Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5JY Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: Closed
Margate Library, Thanet Gateway Plus, Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1RE Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-6pm; Thursday: 9am-8pm; Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: Closed
Minster-in-Thanet Library, 4A Monkton Road, Minster, Ramsgate, CT12 4EA Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm; Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday: 9am-1pm; Wednesday & Sunday: Closed
Newington Library, Marlowe Academy, Marlowe Way, Ramsgate, CT12 6NB Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm; Wednesday & Sunday: Closed
Ramsgate Library, Guildford Lawn, Ramsgate, CT11 9AY Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 9am-5pm; Sunday: Closed
Sandwich Library, 13 Market Street, Sandwich, CT13 9DA Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9am-5pm; Wednesday: 9am-1pm; Saturday: 10am-1pm; Sunday: Closed
Westgate Library, Minster Road, Westgate-On-Sea, CT8 8BP Monday & Wednesday: 9am-5pm; Tuesday & Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 10am-2pm; Thursday & Sunday: Closed

All of the libraries can be contacted by telephone on 03000 41 31 31. The opening hours are correct at the time of publication.

Copies of the consultation documents will also be available to view at the following Consultation Events at which anyone is welcome to attend—

Consultation Event Date and Time
Ramsgate, Comfort Inn, Victoria Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8DT Tuesday 23 January: 12 Noon-8pm
Herne Bay, The King’s Hall, Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, CT6 6BA Wednesday 24 January: 12 Noon-8pm

One copy per person of all consultation documents, except for the PEIR, will be made available, free of charge, by emailing manston@communityrelations.co.uk or by telephoning 0800 030 4137 Mondays to Fridays between 9am and 5pm. A hard copy of the PEIR can be provided but this will incur a charge of up to £500 for printing and delivery. A USB copy of all consultation documents, including the PEIR, can also be provided free of charge.

Comments on the proposals can be made:

• Online: A copy of the Feedback Form is available to fill in at the project website: www.rsp.co.uk;

• By email: Consultation responses can be emailed to manstonconsultation@bdb-law.co.uk;

• By post: Feedback Forms and any other consultation responses can be posted to Manston Airport Consultation, Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL; and

• At the Consultation Events: Feedback Forms will be available at the Consultation Events and can be left at the Event or returned by post to the address stated above.

Comments must be received no later than 11.59pm on Friday 16 February 2018.

RiverOak requests that responses state the ground of representation, the nature of your interest in the proposed Project, indicate who is making it, and provide an address to which any correspondence relating to the representation may be sent.

Personal information that is supplied to RiverOak in response to this consultation will be treated confidentially and processed and handled in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The information may be disclosed to or shared with RiverOak connected companies, agents, contractors and advisors who provide services to RiverOak in connection with the preparation of an application for development consent under the Planning Act 2008. This will allow RiverOak to fully consider the responses and use them in the preparation of application materials. Upon submission of our application for development consent under the Planning Act 2008 or in connection with our application for any consents or licences from the Civil Aviation Authority, the Secretary of State or the Civil Aviation Authority may require RiverOak to supply copies of all consultation responses received. If a request is made, RiverOak is under a legal obligation to supply copies of the response to the Secretary of State. By submitting a consultation response to RiverOak, a respondent agrees that we may supply a copy of their response to the Secretary of State via the Planning Inspectorate if required to do so, or to the Civil Aviation Authority if requested.

How to contact us:

If you have any questions about this consultation please contact the Project Team by:

Email: manstonconsultation@bdb-law.co.uk

Post: Manston Airport Consultation, Bircham Dyson Bell, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0BL

Telephone: 0800 030 4137 Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5pm

3 January 2018