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No night flights at Manston

2,060 Signatures Goal: 5,000

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO...

* sign the online petition (at the bottom of this page)
* tell other people how to get here: www.nonightflights.info
* follow some of the links on this page to find out more about what's happening, and how you could help.

For more background, news and opinion visit: www.nonightflights.info

IN A NUTSHELL... Manston Airport is owned by Infratil, a New Zealand-based multi-national. Their long-standing 'S106' agreement with Thanet District Council (TDC) bans all scheduled night flights in the 8 hours between 11pm and 7am.

Infratil now want to change that, and have sent TDC a formal request to change their operating conditions. The two key parts of the request are:
1. to lengthen the flying "day" by 90 minutes, allowing more time for scheduled flights;
2. to allow night flights within certain noise limits. These limits would allow a Boeing 747-400 (one of the largest freight planes we currently get) to take off and land throughout the night. This is more than is allowed at Heathrow.

Taken together these would effectively allow 24 hour arrivals and departures of the noisiest freight aircraft we currently get, although this is not how it's being presented by the Council, the airport or the media. They'll be able to fly everything they fly now, but 24 hours a day.

The noise from any flights in the 8 hours between 11pm and 7am is far more intrusive and disruptive than at any other time of day. Night flights would reduce the quality of life for everyone within earshot of the flightpath.

Scheduled night flights are already banned at Manston - let's keep it that way.

If you value your sleep...
If you don't want your kids woken by planes...
If you don't want to start your day with an 'alarm call' from a 747...
If you don't want night flights between 11pm and 7am (excluding emergency flights, of course)...
... then please sign this petition. (One signature per email address.)

Thank you.

"We, the undersigned, object to any night flights (11pm to 7am) into or out of Manston."

Sponsor

Phil Rose, Herne Bay, Kent. -------------------------------------- The No Night Flights campaign comes to you from: www.NoNightFlights.info and www.HerneBayMatters.com .

Links

www.NoNightFlights.info
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www.HerneBayMatters.com
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep 15, 2016
    Sep 15, 2016
    There are viable alternatives for Manston apart from reopening as an airport, which would make no sense economically and generate massive nuisances due to noise and huge traffic jams all around Kent because of the goods and passengers being transported to and from Manston.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep 15, 2016
    Sep 15, 2016
    There are viable alternatives for Manston apart from reopening as an airport, which would make no sense economically and generate massive nuisances due to noise and huge traffic jams all around Kent because of the goods and passengers being transported to and from Manston.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep 15, 2016
    Sep 15, 2016
    Manston has been proved unviable as an airport, and cargo flights round the clock would not only destroy our quality of life in Thanet, but also guarantee gridlock with lorries all around.
  • jane wyles
    jane wyles United Kingdom, Broadstairs
    Sep 09, 2016
    Sep 09, 2016
    I wish to be able to sleep at night so to be able to function in the daytime! It has been lovely since the airport shut down. I remember the old freight planes being SO noisy.
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