Well, my 'Mole' at TDC sent me some stuff to-day that I feel I must share. It was not in a Tesco bag but you will need to 'click' on each page to read it.
It would seem that Infratil has learned from CGP that the way to get TDC rushing things for you is to claim that 'hundred's of jobs' are on offer and in the balance. I have no idea how many Councillors will even be able to attend next week's extraordinary Full Council Meeting at 5.30pm but I suspect that many will not be able to.
I have shown below the case being put by Brian White to Councillors to approve an extension to hours for flying into and out of Manston under a revised S.106 Agreement. I hope that those with an interest will at least have something now to raise with their Ward Councillors in regard to the proposals.
My view is that as long as TDC exercises tight control in monitoring all environmental aspects concerning flights and is prepared to enforce all breaches ( it has a poor record so far), then would 4 extra early/late flights be such a problem.?
Is there really a 'commercial imperative' here to secure the contract or is it a ploy to get the matter 'done and dusted' before any opposition can be mounted? I'll leave you to decide.