As you see once again something that looks like a mock Victorian railway building, I think the architect must have spent a long time playing with trains when he was a child.
It never rains but it pours when blogging Ramsgate news, nothing for ages and then the Great Wall post and the slipways one on the same day.
The plans, such as they are, no mock up pictures this time, only very basic drawings are on the UK Planning website that TDC use, it is a dreadful site and I can’t link to the pages on it as the web addresses change after a few hours.
To view the plans you will need to copy the planning reference 13/0595 then go to the planning website at http://www.ukplanning.com/thanet and put it into the right search box there.
The application contains a new flood risk assessment which as it is adjacent has some interesting implications for The Royal Sands.
I objected to the two previous applications on this site, mostly on the grounds that the flood risk assessment was flawed, working through this type of assessment takes ages and I don’t know that I will have time this time around. At the moment I don’t know if the assessment is ok, the key here with this development before was that part of it was in the form of a pier, so there was no wave dissipation and there was also the added complication of buoyant objects getting under it. Further to this is the fact that Ramsgate Harbour Wall is periodically breeched and partially demolished by the sea, this last happened about forty years ago and as the waves shift the 2.5 ton granite blocks that the wall is made of, it can be interesting.
My underlying concern is that once the slipways are compromised by the inclusion of a restaurant the viability of Ramsgate as a working harbour may be compromised.