Frederick Forsythe: “Kent holds the key to solving airport congestion”

Frederick has again pushed Manston in his Daily Express column today (he did this previously in January 2016:

“THE raging controversy over more airport landing space or even a new airport in the South-east just goes on and on without resolution. And still no one in authority will even have a glance at Manston in north Kent.

With a heavy-duty runway of more than 9,000ft (the 10th-longest civilian runway in the country) it can take the largest long-haul jets right now.

It has the hangars, warehouses, maintenance sheds already built. It would need refurbishment and a passenger terminal, plus upgraded fast access to London.

But all this would cost a fraction of the now estimated £60billion for the HS2 rail line and be a vastly greater engine of wealth generation. As our ministers have chauffeur-driven limousines, would it be asking too much for one of them to go down the M2 one day and just have a look?”

One thought on “Frederick Forsythe: “Kent holds the key to solving airport congestion”

  • September 30, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I am afraid you are talking common sense. This is not something that has been used off late regarding airport expansion. It’s all about Heathrow and Gatwick.

    I suggest you reverse the argument. Don’t try and sell Manston as an alternative solution. Ask why it is not being considered. Demand an explanation.

    Else form a petition and send it the No 10. You have plenty if time. They have been arguing over this for years.

    Nigel Sharpe

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