No night flights at Manston

2,072 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 .

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  • Frank Mott
    Frank Mott United Kingdom, Ashford
    Jun 16, 2017
    Jun 16, 2017
    Anti all night flights
  • Phil Dixon
    Phil Dixon United Kingdom, Ramsgate
    Jan 09, 2017
    Jan 09, 2017
    How many more times does good money get thrown after bad in the misguided aim of resurrecting a dead airport against the wishes of the people who want an enjoyable and peaceful life in Ramsgate and proper employment opportunities.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Dec 31, 2016
    Dec 31, 2016
    Nerve-jangling roaring aircraft in the air very close to our roofs.
  • Pierre Jeanrenaud
    Pierre Jeanrenaud United Kingdom, Canterbury
    Dec 16, 2016
    Dec 16, 2016
    Manston is not economically viable, and the quality of life for those living under the flight path would be greatly reduced in terms of both noise and air pollution. Ramsgate should focus on providing an attractive destination for tourists, but this will be an unlikely proposition with heavy aircraft flying over the town and disturbing the sleep of the residents.

    Viable alternative proposals for the use of the site have been put forward and these have the potential to create local employment. The airport has only succeeded in generating a small number of jobs and some of these have been filled by skilled workers from outside the local area.
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