Bit of a blow for Broadstairs this, although the plans say it will have a book vending and reading area. Sorry about the rather poor sketch I may add some paint when the catatonic effect of the newspeak “book vending area” has worn off.
The planning applications are:
18 Apr 2012 F/TH/12/0245 44-46 ALBION STREET, BROADSTAIRS, CT10 1NE
18 Apr 2012 L/TH/12/0246 44-46 ALBION STREET, BROADSTAIRS, CT10 1NE
Fight with the council’s planning website at your leisure, the first message I got was there are no streets beginning with A the web address is http://www.ukplanning.com/thanet this building was a chapel in the early confused period of our history, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_Our_Lady,_Bradstowe which is where I copied the photo from to draw the sketch, not feeling bothered to look through my files for one of my own and not wishing to infringe their copyright.
This is a bookshop that I have been buying books from since the 1960s so its termination will be a bit of a blow.
Various attempts to produce the look of flint wall and brickwork without painting each brick and flint failed, here is the ghastly result. The only thing I can say is it still looks a bit Esherish as secondhand bookshops should.
I will ramble on about this I expect.