TDC Thanet District Council
NNF No Night Flights
SHP Stone Hill Park
RTC Ramsgate Town Council
CPRE Campaign for Rural England
CPRE Campaign for Rural England
If you send me your response or a link to where an organisations response is published online I will add it. In a general sense I prefer not to add the response of private individuals without their consent although will publish those that are on publicly available websites. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My own response is at
and my blog posts about the consultation at
At the beginning of the week I thought I would do a post summarising the main responses to the rsp/Riveroak statutory consultation, this was altogether a strange business as when I tried to find responses supporting the consultation I just couldn’t find any published anywhere online.
After various fails with websearch I posted on the Save Manston Airport and Manston Airport Loud Hailer Facebook groups asking where the responses were, no one on either group managed to find any response supporting the DCO.
My intention was to try to find the various responses and link them to this post which is tagged and link to my other posts about the consultation, the main reason for this is so I can find them later for the next stage in the DCO process.
Technically an issue is Facebook, which is where most of the individuals responses can be found online but Facebook isn’t searchable in the way a conventional website is, another aspect with Facebook is that much of what is published there is visible to some peole but not others.
There are also issues where responses are published on the internet as downloadable pdf files instead of as text and images within a conventional html webpage.
In the cases where the response isn’t presented as a conventional webpage open to anyone using the internet and free of advertising I have also published the text only part of the response. This should be particularly useful if you are trying to read the thing on you mobile with a weak signal or trying to search for words in the document by press Ctrl and F then putting the word in the box that comes up.
The snag is that the pictures and diagrams won’t show properly.
In terms of the consultation itself there is a fairly largeconsensus of opinion that aspects of it were flawed, something that appears to have stretched the pins resources because if trying to deal with the correspondence about this.
My take at the moment is that there are several possibilities.
1 is that rsp will submit the DCO
Should the application be formally submitted, the Planning Inspectorate on behalf of the Secretary of State has a 28 day period to determine whether to accept the application to progress to Examination.
a If the application progresses to Examination, the process then asks people to register as an ‘Interested Party’ with the Planning Inspectorate by sending us a 'Relevant Representation' about the proposal. This Representation will be considered by the appointed Examining Authority during the Examination period.
I think this is what people are talking about when they say another consultation period.
b if pins reject it I think that is essentially the end of it.
2 is that rsp withdraw the application, I think this would leave them in a postion to resubmit it at a later date.
I am mentioning 2 as it doesn’t look as though aspects of the consultation, especially the way the documentation was presented digitally conformed to the application rules.