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Place a Compulsory Purchase Order on Manston Airport, Kent

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We the undersigned do not want Ms Gloag and her cohorts to attempt to develop any part of Manston Airport. Ms Gloag has already shown her hand in talks over development of the the northern green area of the airport which she would like to build 1000 homes on and now the aiport is closed undoubtedly further pockets will suddenly be identified by her for housing development.

This must never happen, Thanet is a deprived area with unemployment levels nearly twice the South East Of England average. Housing developments will not bring proper full-time jobs but genuine managment & development of the airport can provide numerous jobs both on & off site.

Manston Airport will never be an overnight success but proved its ability to attract freight, training and some passenger services. It is an airport ready to use and develop not a folly yet to be built.

To ensure that development of the site remains as an airport we call on Thanet District Council to place a compulsory purchase order on Manston Airport, Kent. To reopen the airport for freight & service traffic and, after an initial period, to lease the site to a suitable 


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