Public Inquiry for Change of Use Planning Appeal (24th Jan 2017) – Delayed

We have had word from the Case Manager, that the Public Inquiry into the Change of Use of four Manston buildings has been postponed yet again.

“I am sorry for the nature of this email but wanted to you all know as soon as possible that the Inquiry, currently scheduled to open on 24th January 2017, has been postponed.

Following the change in stance of the Local Authority whereby it has withdrawn its objections to the proposals, RiverOak, with ‘Rule 6’ status, is now the only main party opposing the proposals.

Although reluctant to postpone the Inquiry yet again, the Inspector is keen to ensure that the Rule 6 Party, and any other objectors, are not prejudiced, particularly now that the Council has withdrawn all its objections. On this basis he has agreed to a postponement of the Inquiry.

The principal parties have been advised to liaise and agree a further date, or dates, for a reconvened Inquiry in February 2017. Once this has been agreed, the LPA will notify everyone again.

Please can you let anyone know who intended to attend the Inquiry that it was now been postponed and will not be occurring as planned?

Kind regards

Fran Littler.”

We await a new date or further news and will update as soon as we know.