83 two bedroom flats on the site of the old police station in Cavendish street with 18 parking spaces. Many flats are below ground level. Thanks to Steve for pointing this one out to me, a problem with the way the council put up their planning applications is that the big ones show up as much as the little ones so one is inclined to miss them.
I am becoming increasingly concerned about the high density residential builds within the town centre, I am not saying here that I am against social housing or housing that is likely to have a high turnover of residents.
My concern is that it is should be properly mixed with family residential accommodation, I am a bit concerned that we may turn our town centres into ghettos of social deprivation without very careful planning.
I am very much aware of the problems associated with what after all are blocks of flats and have been trying to study the plans.
The problem here is that the plans are not published very well on the internet some of the writing on some of the sheets is illegible, something that makes me smell a rat.
The developers website http://www.lilybrook.net/ isn’t any help either, the trouble is here in Thanet I no longer trust the council to make sensible decisions about this sort of thing.
The planning ref is OL/TH/09/0853 and the planning website http://www.ukplanning.com/thanet you have to go there and put the ref in the search box as it is some wonder of government financed IT where you can’t actually make links to pages.
The picture above if you click on it to enlarge you will see what I mean about the definition.
Anyway I am not saying that I am definitely coming out against the application I just haven’t been able to look at it properly and I think they already have planning permission for something very similar anyway, so this revised application may actually be an improvement.