This is a follow up to “Plans to demolish the slipways in Ramsgate Harbour” that I posted on Wednesday.
I thought this mornings comment about the matter from our mayor was important enough to warrant a new post, here is the comment:
“Cllr David Green said...
The item before Ramsgate Town Council on Wednesday was just the demolition of existing buildings and railings. The new build proposal is expected next month.
The committee decided:
To Defer decision until the committee may consider, at its meeting to be held on 13 October 2010, both the Listed Building Consent application for demolition and the application for replacement building/s.
Amendment proposed by Cllr Green. Seconded by Councillor Doyle;
That the following concerns be raised with the Planning Department at the Thanet District Council;
1. That the District Council establishes whether the proposed new development is compatible with a viable slipway business and whether the new owners have the expertise needed to maintain business on Slipway 1.
2. That the District Council heritage officers report on the relationship between the proposed new building/s and the clock house to ensure that they complement each other.
3. That the District Council looks at the location of the new building in relation to the old public toilet block and consider a section 106 agreement to facilitate the removal of the public toilet block and incorporating it within the new building/s.
Substantive motion and amendment adopted.
Ed. The most interesting point here is that it would appear that the ownership of the slipways and ship repair business has already changed hands.