These are the dates and venues for the Manston airport consultation by Riveroak Strategic Partners

Manston airport site Photo Adam Dark

The firm pursuing plans to reopen Manston airport as a cargo hub has announced days and venues for its public consultation.

Riveroak Strategic Partners (RSP)  hopes to aquire the site through a Development Consent Order and reinstate air freight, passenger, executive travel and aircraft engineering services.

The consultation forms part of the DCO process.

Consultation events:

  • The King’s Hall, Herne Bay, Wednesday 14 June: 2pm – 8pm
  • The Pavilion, Broadstairs, Thursday 15 June: 2pm – 8pm
  • Cliffsend Village Hall, Friday 16 June: 2pm – 8pm
  • The Sands Hotel, Margate, Saturday 17 June: 10am – 2pm
  • The Guildhall, Sandwich, Tuesday 20 June: 2pm – 8pm
  • Abode Hotel, Canterbury, Thursday 22 June: 2pm – 8pm
  • The Comfort Inn, Ramsgate, Saturday 24 June: 10am – 2pm

Copies of consultation documents will be available from 12 June at and at these public libraries during their normal opening hours: Birchington, Broadstairs, Cliftonville, Deal, Herne Bay, Margate, Minster-in-Thanet, Newington, Ramsgate, Sandwich and Westgate.

As the full Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) is a very large document, it will only be available in full at Deal, Herne Bay and Margate libraries

Business briefings

There will be two business-only briefings, at The King’s Hall in Herne Bay, on Wednesday, June 14 and at the Pavilion in Broadstairs, on Thursday, June 15. Businesses interested in attending should email for further information and to secure a place.

Stone Hill Park

Landowners Stone Hill Park expect Thanet councillors to hear their planning application for the site later this year.

The company has submitted a masterplan for 2,500 homes; an advanced manufacturing focused business park; sports and recreational facilities, with the former runway becoming the focal point for a network of parkland, trails and outdoor space, and a ‘heritage hub’ at the site.

Stone Hill Park’s plans can be viewed here