So first the “shop-bomb” which in this case was a group of lovely ladies coming to my bookshop and buying lots of books.
Here is a photo of them and here the link to their FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ramsgatelocalshoppers/
And yes my certificate.
On to Manston Green, here is the link to application on the council’s website https://planning.thanet.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage I think it was for about 500 houses right at the end of the runway.
Apparently it has been approved, this letter is doing the rounds on Facebook although due to the nature of the council’s planning website I can’t actually get any of the decision documents to open and confirm this.
On the future of Manston front I would say that this would make any DCO and the resultant cpo much more expensive as the compensation for the land with outline planning consent for that many houses would run into tens of millions.
I don’t think it would be feasible to have housing that close to the end of the runway if Manston were to become an airfreight hub, but who knows, this is after all Thanet and anything can happen.
I also think the council would have very little option but to approve this type of consent because of the pressure from national government to build more houses.
Lunch in Miles Bar today, a rapid watercolour sketch and the hoardings still going around the Pav prior to Wetherspooning
And finally here are the books that went out for sale in my bookshop today http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/some-rather-nice-ripleys-in-bookshop.html