Friday, September 12, 2008

News Rubble

Right. Time for a round-up of all the flotsam and jetsam that's floated into the ECR newsroom over the past week, and which I couldn't be arsed to write about. I call it news rubble. Which is quite appropriate as it all relates to proposed or ongoing property developments here on the Ile. Oh, and by the way, none of these, er, facts have been checked in the slightest!

- East Kent Opportunities, the joint development agency run by Thanet Council and Kent County Council, display their Westwood Haine Road development plans at Clarendon House's media centre in Cavendish Street, Ramsgate tomorrow. Might be a chance to spot a councillor, if any can be bothered to turn up of course.

- There could be fireworks aplenty for the China Gateway development if a theatrical pyrotechnics firm doesn't shift from its current location. The firm has a lease on a building slap, er, bang in the middle of the proposed business park until 2013. No glass and steel structures will be going up in the current safety zone around them, methinks, unless they can be persuaded to shift!

- A new website - Say No To China Gate - has been set up to protest against China Gateway. It's still a work in progress but you can view it here.

- Ramsgate/People Firster Gerry O'Donnell has written to our beloved council asking whether SFP Ventures, who are developing the former Pleasurama site here in the Millionaires' Playground, have yet coughed up the substantial bond they were meant to pay as a guarantee of their bona fides in completing the project.

And there you have it. News rubble. Don't forget, if you have any tasty nibbles for the ECR smörgåsbord, or just a few bricks to keep the old cliff top mansion from crumbling, just email me at


Anonymous said...

Minor correction, Richard. It's the Haine Road development that's being featured.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Well it's all out that way somewhere!

Anonymous said...

Indeed it is...Westwood Ohhhh.

This EKO LLP scheme is open to the public from 12:00 until 20:00 in the Clarendon School media center.

Anonymous said...

11.30 means the Eurokent 'plan' for business, industry and 'job creation'. Oh sorry, that's all changing as will the Local Development Framework. We are shortly to have Gateway Phase 2 & 3 land 'redesignated' as industrial development land. CGP's updated valuation of their farmland holdings on this land have already been revalued (by over 100% by Savills) on this basis. So it must be true.

We will have more leisure and retail at Eurokent because that's what 'Wodger'and 'Mowice' have been manipulating at for so long,oh and lots of housing instead. Where, after all, are those 500+ workers from China and their families to live if China Gateway becomes a reality? It doesn't matter if Margate's nightlife is now dying just as its daytime retail businesses have, with the eateries, pub, cinema casino and bingo now at Westwood. Frank may well have been discussing with Mowice in Portugal about how soon he can build a mega club up there from scratch!

Well we do know that sign writers will be kept busy, if Wodger pulls this one off for his CGP friends; lots of signs around Thanet welcoming us all in English and Manadarin to The Home of China Globalisation.

Anonymous said...

If you want to know the news, them forget the IOTG, they are bending over backwards to make sure that they do the bidding of their Council masters.

I have been told that several 'Readers' are complaining to the standards boards about the IOTG as they are not reflecting local news, but are pandering to their council masters!

Editorial sackings are in the frame!!

Watch this space!

Anonymous said...

They are pandering to their Daily Mail masters.