Kent Online - Chris Britcher

Manston Airport appears to have finally been cleared for take-off after leaping its latest legal hurdle - but just when will the site be transformed?

We take a look at the common questions asked about its future - and provide the answers.In a nutshell, the owners of the site - RiverOak Strategic Partners - want to transform the former RAF base, close to Ramsgate, into a thriving cargo airport.

What is the plan for Manston Airport?

That means it will be flying in goods from around the world before they are transported to their final destination.

But, clearly, having been closed since 2014 and the bulk of its fixtures and fittings sold at auction in a fire-sale by former owner Ann Gloag, there's an awful lot of work required to get it up to standard - so don't expect to see flights any time soon.

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