Current SMAa Handout

Here are 3 versions of the SMAa April 2017 40k Handout :

1 : PDF Double sided A5 colour graphical image as sent to the printers.

2 : Text of the above handout, complete with active links.

3: Text of an earlier version, that says a lot more, but would have been unreadable by many when printed to A5.


1: Double-sided A5 colour handout :

DA-20170402-01_IC_SMA_Flyer_A5_2-Sided_CMYK_REV3d.pdf

30,000 flyers, more being printed (40,000 so far) :

        

  


2 : Handout – Text only :

What is happening with Manston?

An update on public consultation events for RiverOak’s plans to reopen the airport

  • RiverOak is applying to the Secretary of State for Transport (through the Planning Inspectorate) for permission to acquire and reopen Manston Airport, initially as a cargo airport but with the later addition of passenger services.
  • RiverOak is applying for a ‘Development Consent Order’ (DCO) which is the process used for all Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
  • Focusing on cargo is a new strategy for the airport, as it addresses the problem of cargo being squeezed out in favour of passenger aircraft in the south east, due to a shortage of runway capacity.
  • RiverOak has consistently made it clear that all of Manston Airport will be needed for aviation purposes, and they have no intention to build houses on it.
  • RiverOak will be holding public consultation events across Thanet and parts of East Kent before the DCO is submitted.
  • These public events are expected to be held in June, and will be advertised to local residents in the local press, on the RiverOak website and, for residents living immediately around the airport, a leaflet delivered through the door.
  • The heavyweight reports required for statutory consultation will be available to read in local libraries and will also be on the RSP website, rsp.co.uk.
  • Other documents by RiverOak, including a draft statement of how they propose to consult on their plans, may be found at http://bit.ly/RSPreports.

 

MANSTON AIRPORT IS RETURNING

Save Manston Airport association


Update

RiverOak has always said that they would transfer their interest in Manston into a company registered in the UK. They have now created a new, UK-based company called RiverOak Strategic Partners, which is the company that will apply for the Development Consent Order (DCO) and CAA certification.

What is a DCO?

A DCO is a way the Government can ensure key national infrastructure projects are decided promptly, one way or the other. While there is no guarantee of success, applications that fit government policy are likely to be approved, although the Secretary of State has the final say.

Once RiverOak has submitted their application, the timetable for a decision on Manston is fixed.

Possible timetable for the reopening of the airport

  • Statutory Public Consultation: June 2017
  • DCO Submitted: end of Summer 2017
  • Secretary of State decision: before the end of 2018
  • Reopening of Manston Airport 2019+

Jobs, Education and Apprenticeships

The number of jobs expected to result from re-opening Manston Airport will be published when the consultation takes place.

However, it is likely the figures will be far higher than will be provided by the alternative scenario of building houses/mixed development, and there will be a range of long term jobs, not just short term construction roles.

RiverOak have made it clear they are keen to employ local staff and will engage with local colleges and universities.

A report by Azimuth Associates discusses RiverOak’s thinking regarding education: http://bit.ly/RSPacademy.

 

MANSTON AIRPORT IS RETURNING

www.savemanstonairport.org.uk


3: Text of earlier version

P1 :

An update on RiverOak’s plans to reopen the airport and coming public consultation events

RiverOak Strategic Partners (RiverOak) is applying to the Secretary of State for Transport (through the Planning Inspectorate) for permission to acquire and reopen Manston Airport, initially as a cargo airport but with the later addition of passenger services. RiverOak will be applying for a ‘Development Consent Order’ (DCO) which is the process used for all Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
Focusing on cargo is a different strategy than the airport had before and it is one that will work, as there is a shortage of runway capacity in the South East and cargo is being squeezed out in favour of passenger aircraft.RiverOak has consistently made it quite clear that all of Manston Airport will be needed for aviation purposes, and that they have no intention to build houses on it. RiverOak is currently working on detailed plans and environmental reports in preparation for making the DCO application.
Before they submit a DCO RiverOak will be holding public consultation events across Thanet and parts of East Kent.
These public events are expected to be held in June, and local residents will be informed about them through adverts in the local press and via the RiverOak website, www.rsp.co.uk.
For the people living immediately around the airport site there will also be information delivered through their doors.
We expect that copies of the heavyweight reports required for statutory consultation will be available to read in local libraries and will also be on the RSP website at: www.rsp.co.uk/statutory_consultation.html
Current reports and other documents by RiverOak, including a draft statement of how they propose to consult on their plans, may be found at: http://bit.ly/RSPreports

P2 :

Update
RiverOak has always said that, at the right time, they would be transferring their interest in Manston Airport into company registered in the UK. That time is now and they have created a new, UK-based company called RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP), which has secured funding and will be the company that applies for the Development Consent Order (DCO) and CAA certification.
What is a DCO?
A Development Consent Order (DCO) is a way the Government can ensure key national infrastructure projects are decided promptly one way or the other. While there is no guarantee of success, applications that fit government policy are likely to be approved, although the Secretary of State has the final say.
Once RiverOak has submitted their application, the timetable for a decision on Manston is fixed.
Possible timetable for the reopening of the airport

• Statutory Public Consultation: June 2017
• DCO Submitted: end of Summer 2017
• Secretary of State decision: before the end of 2018
• Reopening of Manston Airport 2019+

Jobs, Education and Apprenticeships
The number of jobs expected to result from re-opening Manston Airport is currently being calculated by RiverOak for the DCO and will be published when the consultation takes place.
However, it is likely the figures will be far higher than will be provided by the alternative scenario of building houses/mixed development, and there will be a range of jobs including office, airfield and engineering roles – not just short term construction roles.
RiverOak have also made it clear they are keen to employ local staff and they wish to engage with existing colleges and universities.
A report by RiverOak consultants Azimuth Associates discusses their thinking regarding education for aviation related jobs: Aviation Academy: http://bit.ly/RSPacademy

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