The government offered the people £3bn to vote for what it thought was good for them and the people turned them down.
Here in Thanet we have created our own congestion by centralising all the large new retail and leisure developments in one place, based on the assumption that people will use public transport to get to them.
Now there just isn’t good enough road infrastructure or parking to cope with this situation.
The turnover and hence the profitability of the businesses at Westwood Cross is limited by the parking and infrastructure.
The sensible solution to people not wanting to use public transport is to keep the shopping and leisure facilities in the towns where most people live.
We haven’t so where do we go from here?