The Park

Stone Hill Park is the name of the proposed mixed use scheme for the former Manston Airport site in Thanet.
Our vision for this historic location, respects the past but focuses on the future.
A place of great heritage, but also a place of great opportunity for East Kent.

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We will deliver up to 2,500 homes to meet the district’s future housing needs. A wide range of housing types are planned – from starter homes to specialist housing for older people.

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We will deliver an advanced manufacturing focused business park with some distribution/storage and office space included.

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We will deliver large scale – indoor and outdoor – sports and recreational facilities of significance, with the former runway becoming the focal point for a network of parkland, trails and outdoor space.

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We will deliver on our promise to honour the history of this site, with the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum and RAF museum at the heart of a new heritage hub.


We submitted our planning application and supporting documentation to Thanet District Council on 31 May 2016. These are available to view in the planning section of the council's website. Don't forget to use the ref: OL/TH/16/0550, if using the site's planning search function.

The application is expected to be discussed by TDC’s planning committee later this year.

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RSP urged to come clean with the public in access discussions

Apr 2017

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Statement regarding s53 access for RSP to Stone Hill Park development site

Apr 2017

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Plans for jobs and homes on schedule as freight hub plans falter

Mar 2017

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Heritage and aviation are key to Stone Hill Park scheme

Mar 2017

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Stone Hill Park is perfectly located at the heart of Thanet, with excellent road connections allowing fast transit to the rest of Kent and beyond. London is less than two hours away by car. Most parts of the site will be a five minute drive (or 20 minute walk) from a new Parkway railway station, offering high speed services to and from the capital, as well as stations to Dover.