The map above is of the site in 1872 and shows the site when it was a railway station, if like me you are sick to back teeth of the Pleasurama saga you can open a large version of this map, and journey around Ramsgate before the naughty 90s. the map only works properly in internet explorer, here is the link http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/map1872/id3.htm
The council have finally published the agenda for the overview and scrutiny meeting on Thursday to discuss the call in of the cabinet decision to sell the freehold of the site to the developer, click on this link to read it http://tdc-mg-dmz.thanet.gov.uk/documents/s26584/Scrutiny%20call%20In%20-%20Royal%20Sands%20Report.html?CT=2
It does give us a bit more information about what is a very important issue for Ramsgate, which the council only seem to wish to discuss in secret.
My own interest here is to try and ensure that the site has the flood risk assessment highly recommended by The Environment Agency, this link takes you to their letter about this issue http://michaelsbookshop.com/ea/id2.htm
I don’t like the idea of building a new development on a high risk flood zone without a flood risk assessment, apart form the obvious sense of blundering about in the dark, it is likely to blight the development to a greater or lesser degree, making financing in difficult economic times even more difficult.
I will add to this one as the day progresses.