Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Margate Football Club V Hartsdown Park
To view the document, go to http://www.ukplanning.com/thanet in the street name box click on the letter H, then click on Hartsdown Road and you will have all of the various planning documents that relate to this issue.
The batch of documents you want is 30 Mar 2011 F/TH/11/0224 and if you click on that link you will find one document called Other, this is a deed of variation changing the terms of an agreement between Thanet District Council and Hartsdown Development Company.
I should point out here that according Simon Mores in a rather bizarre thread on his blog, this document is to be deleted when their IT wizards work out how to do so, see http://birchington.blogspot.com/2011/03/wedding-bells.html
If you click on the plan above and then click on it again it should be big enough to follow, note the red bit in the middle of the park, my understanding is that the football club want to put an artificial pitch there and fence it off so that it cuts the park in half.
Some people in Margate don’t like this idea and think that a public park is somewhere they should be able to walk across, others think that this will help the football club to survive.
And this map, the council’s planning site is like that, fuzzy images that you can’t decipher are quite common.
What the different looking plans and the deed of variation actually mean, in terms of the cutting the park up is a bit hard to tell, perhaps that they intend to cut it up in a different way.