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Airport commission – Interim Report Summary and Implications

I was fortunate to be able to attend the first public meeting of the Commission to launch the interim report (straight after the commission had dealt with the press and before the official announcement in the House of Commons by … Continue reading

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Airport Commission – Submissions in North Kent

This article summarises the work of Howard Davies’ Airport Commission and the proposals submitted with a direct impact on North Kent. The commission was setup in September 2012 with a policy of “Making sure UK airports and airlines are safe, … Continue reading

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Estuary Airport – More than just runways

The most worrying thing about a lot of the pro-airport lobby is the lack of understanding about what an airport involves in physical and other support services. There is a tendency to look at a map and point to the … Continue reading

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Estuary Airport – Why the Hoo Peninsula?

There have been suggestions that the Hoo peninsula would be a suitable site for a new airport since the 1960s and possibly even earlier. On a map the residential areas are spread through a number of villages with other housing … Continue reading

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Estuary Airport – Paying For It

Foster and Partners put the cost of building the airport, a London Circular Railway and a Road & Rail Lower Thames Crossing (including new Thames Barrier) at £50bn. Although I feel this cost is grossly understated and does not appear … Continue reading

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Estuary Airport – Why Growth?

In three previous Blogs I have covered most of the headline issues that support the pro campaign. In a series of ‘The Problems’ I look at the arguements against an Airport. Why do we need another airport? Playing Catch-up Since … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee Success in Cliffe and Cliffe Woods

Despite the mixed weather, both communities of Cliffe and Cliffe Woods celebrated the jubilee in style on Sunday 3rd (Cliffe) and Monday 4th Cliffe Woods. A fantastic effort by volunteers to put on events for their local communities. Cliffe has … Continue reading

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