Page updated on 8 July 2018

Manston Airport


Current use – Operation Stack (page on this website)

“Stone Hill Park” planning application for developing the airport site for housing & industrial use

RiverOak  – Development Consent Order for returning it to airport use 

Save Manston Airport group website

Supporters of Manston Airport website

House of Commons report on smaller airports  (March 2015)  pdf – 524 Kb

News Item 

Stone Hill Park – Parish Council Response – Planning Objection – July 2017

Stone Hill Park – Parish Council Response – Updated Planning Application Objection – June 2018

Stone Hill Park planning application

The owners of Manston airport submitted an outline planning application – OL/TH/16/0550 – in 2016.

May 2018 revised / updated application – OL/TH/18/0660

has hundreds of comments, and numerous very large revised files, again with no indication of file sizes.


Nov 2017 revised / updated application (same number)

has 12 revised files (some of 90Mb), and an expiry date for comment of 29th Nov 2017.

Please note that the 2017 files on the TDC planning website give no indication of the file size. A list is attached below for convenience.

List of revised files on the TDC Planning website, with file names, types & sizes.  pdf (15 Kb)

List of revised / topics & files  pdf (442 Kb)


Original 2016 application

It consists of over 900 Mb of files, some huge – one file is over 500 Mb!

The application has 2 main parts

  • a full planning application for 4 industrial units within existing buildings
  • an outline application for mixed use including 2,500 residential units

The Original Planning Application Summary document (32 pages; 8Mb) can be viewed here.

 Viewing & Commenting

To access all the planning documents go to the UK Planning Site

then search for 16/0550 in the application number.

There are about 60 files in total; all have a description and the larger files also include a file size in the file name.

Stone Hill Park website

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RiverOak – Development Consent Order for Use as an Airport

RiverOak Strategic partners are holding a second round of informal public consultations about their updated plans for reopening Manston Airport.

Cliffsend Village Hall – Fri 16th June 2 – 8pm

Sandwich Guildhall – Tues 20th June; 2 – 8pm

Ramsgate, Comfort Inn, Victoria Parade – Sat 24th June; 10am – 2pm

RiverOak website

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Parish Council Response – Planning Objection – July 2017


The Parish Council have responded to Thanet District Council as noted in the following document.  It should be noted that Stone Hill Park Phase 1 applications, as referred to below, have now been refused after appeal.

Download (PDF, 45KB)


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Parish Council Response – Planning Objection – June 2018

The Parish Council have responded to an update on the Planning Application from Stone Hill Park.  Please see the details of this current objection by following the link below.


Parish Council Objection – Stone Hill Park June 2018

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