Ministers to reconsider Kent airport revamp decision after conceding reasons for approval ‘inadequate'

The government will have to reconsider a development consent order (DCO) application for the redevelopment of Manston Airport in Kent into an air freight facility after agreeing to a High Court consent order stating that a transport minister did not set out adequate reasons explaining his approval of the scheme, which went against the advice of inspectors.

by Michael Donnelly
Campaigners making their voices heard in support of the scheme at a local council meeting (pic: Funk Dooby, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Campaigners making their voices heard in support of the scheme at a local council meeting (pic: Funk Dooby, Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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