What a difference a day makes, I think I had forgotten Ramsgate’s potential for mild sunny winter days with all the rain this year, it was so pleasant to be able to be outside in the sunshine.
The intended Waitrose shopping mission disintegrated into getting a French stick and some cheese and having a picnic lunch on the westcliff.
We went on to have drinks at The Harbour Chocolate Lounge which were very good, I did a quick pen sketch which was surprisingly difficult because of the light difference looking in front of me to looking down on to the paper.
Some strange activity on the Pleasurama site part of which is batons on the great wall which look as though they will make it difficult to add more pictures.
I am not sure what the developer is doing on the site but some of the weeds have been cleared adjacent to the cliff façade exposing the subsoil under the foundations. I have reservations about the cliff façade for a number of reasons and would have liked to have seen the repair work that should have been carried our as result of the survey two years ago, done before other activity adjacent to the base of the façade.
My long term concern for the façade is one of public expense mainly because the gap between the development for which planning consent still stands and the cliff façade doesn’t seem wide enough to allow for economic maintenance. As the cost of maintaining the structure falls on TDC and therefore our council tax, I think we will be in for some very big bills during the life of the development if it is ever built to the approved plans.