There are proposals for the construction of a new airfield west of Deal. I have written to Ministers pressing them to take urgent action. The site is not suitable for this commercial activity and commercial flying should be carried out at Manston Airport instead.
Planning permission is being sought for a new airfield near Little Mongeham and Northbourne.
This proposal is completely inappropriate. The noise and environmental pollution is likely to be very disruptive for the villages of Little Mongeham and Northbourne and the town of Deal. I have written to Ministers and the Civil Aviation Authority setting out my grave concerns about this proposal for a new commercial airfield. I have also raised this matter with local councillors, who I know share concerns about the plans.