This is because the developer can’t get the bond, which was part of the development agreement this bond is to protect the council financially if anything goes wrong.
I suspect that the developer can’t get the bond because they have never actually developed anything that anyone knows about.
Or it could be because of the EAs letter click on the link http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/ea/id2.htm to read as those of you who have followed the ongoing saga of Pleasurama will know the new plans don’t have a flood risk assessment or emergency escapes to the cliff top both strongly recommended by the environment agency.
Which ever way it goes the main thing we need here in Ramsgate is to get the site clear for parking and leisure for this summer season, it is a council owned site in the middle of the main leisure part of the town, the fact that the council have allowed it to remain an abandoned building site for all this time is an appalling reflection on their concern for the town.
There have been several occasions when the councillors and officers could have rejected the plans or the sale of the site and this is one of them.
The trouble all stems from the council passing plans that didn’t fit in space available, between the floodline and the cliff top, since then the architects have made the plans worse by making numerous bad compromises to try and fit a five story building where there is only space for a four story one click on the link to look at some of them http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/tdc/id30.htm
The real danger with the Pleasurama development as planned is best illustrated by the fact that in the 1953 storm a 12 ton crane that had been working on the beach was tossed over the sea defence to where the building will be by the force of the sea
This video is widescreen so you will need to double click on it to see all of it.