Night flights British Airways say no decision has been made yet about moving part of their operation. The CAA are still looking into my concerns about some safety issues at Manston, so no more there yet.
Marina Restaurant the new plans Ref L/TH/09/0052 click on the link for the TDC planning website to look at them http://www.ukplanning.com/thanet the application is for 5, 2 bedroom and 1, 1 bedroom flats, none affordable housing. It includes an extension on the side in the similar style to the rest of the building. It has no car parking.
My thoughts the building floods regularly and in the past the occupants had to rescued regularly, it’s in the EA high risk flood zone. My understanding is that residential accommodation isn’t allowed on the ground floor and a flood risk assessment is mandatory.
My question here is why have they submitted plans without a flood risk assessment and with residential accommodation on the ground floor?
Fashion one of the most amusing news items this week was the models falling off their high heels on the catwalk, click on the link to view http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/also_in_the_news/7901100.stm if you want more catwalk after this click on this link http://www.ftv.com/fashion/page.php?P=1371 I don’t know how long it will work for though as I think you are supposed to pay to view. It says it will only work with pc and Internet Explorer but it works fine for me on Linux with Firefox.
Another run in with TDCIT this week when trying to discuss Pleasurama with the council officer ultimately in charge of this, one aspect of Parkinson’s Law is that a lot of time and money is spent changing the names of departments while their function remains the same. As Pleasurama has been going on for over 5 years now that means that the chap in charge’s has changed 3 times while staying the same, the problem with TDCIT though is when the job title changes and they make up a new email address for him they delete the old one.
So I started a dialogue HES@ I never did discover what this stood for, this then changed to HDS@ The Head of Development Services, and has now metamorphosised into, DRS@ Director of Regeneration Services all the same chap running the planning department, I believe.
Anyway from my point of view, when having an email dialogue with someone it is a little difficult when their email address vanishes with no notification and the replies stop coming. If you are lucky you get a cryptic undeliverable form TDCIT if not as was the case with HDS@ nothing, so you don’t know if the chap is failing to reply to reasonable questions or has just been cut off again.
What serious investors in this area make of this sort of nonsense, TDCIT even deleted Leader@ (perhaps thy were worried about aliens emails getting through their flesh filter) god alone knows.
Yes they really do have a flesh filter to insure that no one at TDC gets any emails that could offend their sensibilities, I have now had it confirmed that this is based on pinkish skin shades, so I am tempted to complain that this is institutional racism.