Manston Airport – the draft “Assessors Report”
October 27th 2021
I regard the draft “Manston Airport Assessors Report” as deeply flawed. That is not surprising as it contains numerous errors and no original material but is instead based upon one-sided extracts drawn from the original Inspectors` report which itself was flawed. For example, the report`s authors (led by Arup) appear to have made no effort to make contact with locally elected representatives to seek their views and have not addressed the reasons given for the Secretary of State`s original and correct decision. I shall submit a detailed critique in due course but in the meantime believe that this piece of work, which has so far cost the taxpayer £150,000 and has taken six months to prepare forty-one pages that could have been written over a weekend, deserves no credibility whatsoever.
SIR ROGER GALE MP