Airport Anger

A Meridian investigation raises questions about the chain of event leading to the closure of Manston Airport in Kent.

Manston Airport: why did Ann Gloag refuse to sell?

A Meridian investigation has discovered that after private meetings with senior officers from Thanet District Council, Manston Airport owner Ann Gloag believed there was the potential for large-scale house-building on the site.

Was that why she rejected a £7m buyout offer that would have kept the airport operational and saved 140 jobs? John Ryall has this exclusive report.