Tuesday, 19 May 2015

UKIP Thanet councillors to compulsory purchase Manston Airport

UKIP's Thanet councillors are to proceed with the compulsory purchase of Manston Airport.

Bringing the airport back into use was a key manifesto pledge for UKIP councillors in Thanet who took control of the council in a landslide victory earlier this month.

Manston airport is a former RAF base and has one of the longest runways in the country. Reopening the airport could boost the local economy and ease pressure on London's congested airports.