Saturday, July 13, 2024

RiverOak acquires Manston Airport from Stone Hill

Stone Hill Park has sold its interests in the defunct Manston Airport site to RiverOak Strategic Partners. Contracts for the former airport, which closed in May 2014 were exchanged on 2 July and completion of the purchase is expected to take place early next week. The site is subject to a Development Consent Order, examining […]

Planning Inspectorate to examine Manston proposals

The Planning Inspectorate has accepted the application to examine reopening Manston Airport, primarily as a cargo airport with capacity for at least 12,000 movements per year. The airport located in the Thanet district of Kent closed on 15 May 2014, and there has been a local campaign to reopen Manston. US investment group, RiverOak Investments […]

RiverOak resubmits development plans for Manston Airport

RiverOak Strategic Partners has resubmitted its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to acquire and develop Manston Airport. The DCO application seeking development consent and compulsory acquisition powers over the site was originally submitted to the government Planning Inspectorate (PINS) at the beginning of April but it was withdrawn in early May to satisfy […]

RiverOak submits plans to reopen Manston as an airfreight hub

RiverOak Strategic Partners has submitted 11,000 pages of proposals and plans to the Planning Inspectorate with the intention of reopening Manston Airport as an airfreight hub. Manston Airport, located in the Thanet district of Kent has been closed since 15 May 2014. Since then RiverOak has been working on reopening the airport, initially intending to […]

Reducing aircraft noise at heart of plan to reopen Manston Airport

The company wanting to acquire Manston Airport to reopen it have published a draft Noise Mitigation Plan as it refines its proposals for the defunct site. RiverOak Strategic Partners, which acquired all rights and interests and assumed financial and operational responsibility for the Development Consent Order to reopen the airport, which closed in May 2014, […]

RiverOak opens consultation to revive Manston as a cargo hub

RiverOak Strategic Partners has opened its consultation on proposals to revive Manston Airport as an airfreight hub with associated business aviation and passenger services. Manston closed in May 2014 and has since been sold with plans to redevelop the site, but there has been a strong local campaign to reopen it. US based RiverOak Investment […]

RiverOak to hold meetings to reopen Manston as airfreight hub

RiverOak Strategic Partners is to hold seven public consultation events as part of a six-week consultation period to reopen Manston Airport as an airfreight hub. Manston Airport was closed in May 2014 and there has been a local campaign to reopen it. US firm RiverOak Investment Corp had offered to act as an indemnity partner […]

Manston Airport CPO rejected again

Manston Airport will not be subjected to a compulsory purchase order (CPO) after Thanet District Council rejected the plans, saying plans by the indemnity partner, RiverOak Investment was insufficient. The council had deferred the decision to carry out the CPO in December 2014, but when the UK Independence Party (UKIP) took control of TDC in […]

War of words over former cargo hub Manston Airport

Thanet District Council (TDC) is to hold an extraordinary cabinet meeting on 29 October to discuss the future of Manston Airport after a war of words broke out between the council leader and indemnity partner. The UK council is trying to carry out a compulsory purchase order (CPO) on the airport, which closed in May […]