“Government planners have decided whether a bid to reopen Manston Airport as a cargo hub should be backed – but their views have yet to be made public. The Planning Inspectorate has sent its recommendations on the controversial proposal to transport secretary Grant Shapps, who will make the final decision on the move. Mr Shapps now has three months to decide whether to grant planning permission to site owners RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) in the form of a Development Consent Order (DCO). The decision rests with him as the airport bid is considered a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. “

He has to justify his opinion of course but it was Grant Schapps that was supporting Manston on one of the rallies that I attended a while back so hopefully he has not changed his tune.