Thursday, 18 November 2010

Work Starts on the Royal Sands Development Ramsgate at the Pleasurama site again.

After the work to clear the site of piles of dirt and rubbish that stopped at the beginning of October the same week as a lump of masonry fell off of the cliff façade, leaving a small mountain of dirt, work has started again.

This time it is to investigate the pipes and electrical wires on the site prior to piling, obviously this is necessary as they wouldn’t want bore a pile through the main sewer or an electrical cable.

Apparently the plan is to start pile boring in December, this isn’t official information but just comes from asking the chaps working on the site what they are up to.

Speculation about this project is a difficult one, perhaps a crystal ball would be more appropriate than asking the council.

11 comments:

  1. I have crystal ball handy and it said it will be cold and wet with a risk of falling cliff face

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  2. And a railway turntable to deal with of course. Don brings up an apt description balls, crystal and balls ups of which this scheme has in bucket loads.

    I bet the turntable gets wrecked, undocumented and not listed to get this development in at any cost.

    Speaks volumes about the planning standards and laedership skills in this country though?

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  3. Readit better ask him to comment on this http://thanetonline.com/cliff/ as you see they only investigated the foundations under one of the supporting pillars, and as you see the foundations are just nonexistent, so I suppose if the aren’t there then there can’t be anything wrong with them, perhaps that is what he means.

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  4. Michael, I have just re-visited your post of Cardy's report on 5 Nov. The first photo of the column on a ground slab proves nothing.

    The ground slab could be part of an old building and the column could continue through it to the proper foundation shown on the Ramsgate Corporation drawing.

    Inless the ground slab is excavated beneath as far as the column, it cannot be determined whether or not the column coninues down.

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  5. Sorry Readit in replying to your comment I managed to delete it permanently please post it again.

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    Michael, I spoke to a TDC councillor today who confirmed work had started (again)

    He also said "There is nothing wrong with the cliff face foundation "

    His words not mine

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  7. Readit I went down there when the hole was open there was nothing under the buttress at all apart from made ground, which is what I think Cardys say in their report.

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  8. Michael, were you able to see under the horizontal slab as far back as the vertical face of the column?

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  9. Yes Readit, it is my contention that they laid the thing on the amusement arcade floor, there is no sign anywhere along the façade of the load spreaders shown in the plans.

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  10. What surprised me most about the conversation I had today was, I was told Cardys are happy to proceed.

    Very strange considering the content of that report, I have been trying to think of an explanation for it.

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  11. Readit your last comment 18:26 one answer

    Very strange considering the content of that report, I have been trying to think of an explanation for it.


    LACK OF WORK

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