Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Riveroak seeks licence for Manston reopening

US-based private equity firm RiverOak Strategic Partners says is to start to secure Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval for its plan to reopen Manston Airport and that the gateway could reopen in 2022 to cargo and passenger flights. The CAA approval is in addition to the Development Consent Order (DCO) from the regional planning authorities. […]

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 […]

Make your views about RiverOak’s Manston proposals known

The representation period to examine the Development Consent Order of Manston Airport has opened today (3 September), giving interested parties a chance to make their views on the proposals known. RiverOak Strategic Partners is proposing to reopen the airport as a cargo hub with a capacity for 12,000 movements per year, with some passenger and […]

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the site was originally submitted to the government Planning Inspectorate (PINS) at the beginning of April but it was withdrawn in early May to satisfy […]

Manston plans withdrawn ‘temporarily’, new ones due soon

The company behind the plan to reopen Manston Airport has withdrawn its Development Consent Order application that had been submitted with the Planning Inspectorate. RiverOak Strategic Partners submitted 63 documents totalling almost 11,000 pages of proposals and plans to reopen Manston Airport as a freight hub with complimentary passenger and general aviation services to the […]

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 […]

RiverOak launches joint venture to reopen Manston Airport

RiverOak Strategic Partners┬áhas taken all financial operational responsibility for the Development Consent Order (DCO) to reopen and operate Manston Airport. Manston Airport was closed in May 2014 and since then there has been a long running local campaign to reopen it. The site has been sold to developers but RiverOak Investment Corp attempted to acquire […]