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.