RSP’s 2018 Consultation is now open

The latest RSP consultation is now open and will run until 11.59pm on Friday 16th February 2018.

Copies of all the updated consultation documents can be found on this link which also includes the online feedback form. To make the documents easier to navigate we suggest that they are first downloaded.

There are updates regarding environmental issues, the effect on climate change, biodiversity and general health as well as some changes to infrastructure and landscaping as shown on the masterplan below. It will take some thorough reading to fully identify all the changes.

A new document details RSP’s proposed noise mitigation plan – the main points include:

  • limiting the type of aircraft at night by noise classification or quota count.
  • limiting night flights to an annual quota of 4000 for freight.
  • limiting scheduled passenger aircraft during the shoulder period, 6.00am-7.00am, to an annual quota of 2000.
  • the provision of monetary compensation, £4000 is quoted, to provide noise insulation for residential properties deemed eligible.
  • provision for “reasonable levels of noise insulation and ventilation for schools and community buildings” affected by noise during the 16 hour operating period.

RSP also say that they will establish a Community Consultative Committee which will have an independent chair and secretary, paid by the airport operator, meeting quarterly at the airport with a published agenda and minutes of each meeting.

They would establish a Community Trust Fund into which penalties, for flights exceeding noise limitations or deviating from the flight track, will be paid.

Full details of this new document can be found here –

There will be two consultation events open to the public where any queries can be addressed:

  • The Comfort Inn, Ramsgate, Tuesday 23 January: 12pm – 8pm.
  • The King’s Hall, Herne Bay, Wednesday 24 January: 12pm – 8pm.

Please review the documents and feedback your comments to RSP. You can find all the details of how to respond on their consultation page.

6 thoughts on “RSP’s 2018 Consultation is now open

  • January 13, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    23rd January is a Tuesday.
    24th January is a Wednesday

    • January 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks Stuart. They were the days as published on the RSP site, but we have adjusted.

  • February 3, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Thanet District Council have a long-standing history of restricting the significance of the part Manston can play in civil aviation. Towards the end of WW2, at best, TDC, when considering its post-war use, could see Manston only as a ‘municipal airport’.
    See documents held at the National Archives, Kew.

  • February 16, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I fully support any attempt to keep Manston open as a functioning airport

  • February 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    We need Manston Airport to take pressure off Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Cargo flights is a good idea and hope for some passenger flights in the future. People who live near the airport should not have moved to the area knowing an airport has always been present for many years. Having an airport will give ongoing employment which could grow and be good for the economy in Thanet. Go for it River Oak. Why pay out billions on Heathrow and Gatwick, when we have Manston in place with longest runway and plenty of air space in the area.

  • March 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    with news of the high speed train coming to our area in the future will this give more hope for airport and leave way for future need for Manston to remain open with more jobs to be made

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