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Bulletin on Manston Airport

20th May 2020    

Dear Chamber member
We have just received the following statement from the Department for Transport:

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Written statement to Parliament
Transport update: Manston Airport, extension of planning decision
A second extension of deadline for the reopening and redevelopment of Manston Airport has been made, the altered deadline is to 10 July 2020. From:
Department for Transport and Andrew Stephenson MP

I have been asked by my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State, to make this written ministerial statement. This statement concerns the application of 17 July 2018 made by RiverOak Strategic Partners Ltd (“the Applicant”) under the Planning Act 2008 for the proposed reopening and development of Manston Airport in Kent.
Under sub-section 107(1) of the Planning Act 2008, the Secretary of State must make his decision within 3 months of receipt of the examining authority’s report unless exercising the power under sub-section 107(3) to extend the deadline and make a statement to the House of Parliament announcing the new deadline.
The Secretary of State received the examining authority’s report on the Manston Airport development consent order application on 18 October 2019 and, following an earlier extension of 4 months, the current deadline for a decision is 18 May 2020. The deadline for the decision is now to be extended to 10 July 2020 to enable further work to be carried out before determination of the application.
The decision to set a new deadline is without prejudice to the decision on whether to grant development consent.
Published 20 May 2020
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© David Foley 30th April 2020


David Foley

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