A GOVERNMENT showcase of proposals for a new airport at Cliffe in north Kent ended in chaos last week.
More than 2,000 people turned up at the one day exhibition in a small three star hotel in Chatham, 16km from the site of the proposed four runway airport on the Cliffe marshes.
People were reported to be queuing around the block and hundreds failed to get in.
One opponent expressed anger that only one day had been put aside for the exhibition and that such a small venue had been chosen on a day when there were roadworks nearby.
'Hundreds of people were turned away by bouncers on the door. It was not done in a way that was accessible to the public, ' he said.
A Department for Transport spokesman told NCE that it would hold another exhibition at a bigger venue closer to the proposed airport site. A venue and date were still to be confirmed, he added.