Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Bookshop gets “shop-bomb” from Ramsgate Local Shoppers, Manston Green approved for hundreds of houses

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

And yes my certificate.

On to Manston Green, here is the link to application on the council’s website 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     


  1. I believe this was given outline permission some little while ago. 785 houses given PP was one of the 1st real acts of PP by the UKIP led council on a greenfield site. I seem to remember they said in their manifesto they wouldn't approve for Greenfield sites

  2. Nice to see the Shop bomb if I remember tomorrow I will promote this act of shopping in your fabulous bookshop on my blog but I am rather busy for the next few days with family descending for our sons wedding. I thought that PP for those houses had been granted ages ago possibly be for the ukip administration. My spellchecker keeps going to tulip I actually did it twice before getting it right I much prefer tulip. Oh well good night mate very late YAWN.

  3. They might build houses at the end of the runway but whether anyone would be daft enough to buy one is a moot point.

  4. My understanding is that it came before the planning committee about a year ago and they passed it on to officers to decide and it looks like the officers have now approved the plans.


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