As previously reported, New Line Networks are proposing to build a 1,000ft communication mast at Richborough. The mast would be part of a 3,200-mile cable network stretching from New York to Land’s End, on to London and eventually to Frankfurt, Germany’s financial centre. Both towers could be ready by the middle of next year if planning applications with Dover council run smoothly, enabling quicker communication with European markets.
There are concerns that such a mast may interfere with navigation at a future re-opened Manston Airport. To find out more there will be several public meetings as follows:-
Thursday 17th March 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Friday 18th March 10.00am – 4.00pm
Minster Village Hall
Wednesday 23rd March 4.00pm – 8.00pm
Cliffsend Village Hall
Thursday 31st March 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Ash Village Hall
Monday 4th April 2.00pm – 6.00pm
It is anticipated that planning application will be submitted to Dover District Council in Spring of this year, with goal to start construction later in 2016 and complete in the first half of 2017.