The article is available online, here http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/where/thanet/Penthouse-view-soccer-stars/article-3291098-detail/article.html it says other things, all of which I have to belive:
Para 2 “The Premiership aces were particularly taken with architectural drawings” I too started to get particularly taken by them back in 2004 to 2007 see http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/tdc/id30.htm and was last taken by them the other day see http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2011/02/royal-sands-pleasurama-development.html
Para 4 says “Although the foundations have been laid and work is well under way, the developers were forced to tell both stars they did not have the legal paperwork ready to sell flats” There was me thinking that the foundations hadn’t been laid, silly me. As the development agreement says the foundations have to have been finished by now, or the lease on the site is forfeit and now the local paper says that the foundations have been laid, then I suppose they must be. That’s intrepid investigative journalism for you, they obviously managed to find the foundations that I couldn’t, as the development is supposed to be much bigger than The Turner Contemporary and I have evidently missed the foundations, please accept my apologies for the oversight.
Perhaps the phrase, “Although the foundations have been laid” is being used in a more metaphorical way here as the last 3 paragraphs seem to concur more closely with what I have seen.
Here is news to me about the delays though “Work only began two months ago after a security bond (money the council would get if the work is not finished) was reduced from £5.6 million to £1.6 million.” I thought this happened ages ago and the delays were for some other reason completely like problems with the cliff, oh well it’s nice to know that’s all sorted.
All it takes is a bit of investigative journalism to find out what’s really going on with this development.
The picture above, taken last Thursday is of “first five foundation columns” mentioned in the final paragraph, funny it looks like six to me, you just can’t believe your eyes these days.