Monday, 8 November 2010


Plans for a new building on the Ramsgate slipway between the Maritime Museum and the East Pier have been refused by Thanet District Council.

The proposals were for a two storey development with bars, restaurants and a function room, along with a storage and meeting area. A Listed Building application was also submitted for the same site to demolish the existing workshop and offices and No. 2 and No. 3 Slipway winch rooms.

The plans were refused on a number of grounds:
It would be out of keeping with the character and appearance of the area.
It would have an overbearing impact on the neighbouring Clock Tower building, which is a listed building.
A bar/restaurant next to a working industrial area would be incompatible.
A lack of cycle parking.
Potential flood risks to the development.
Potential contamination from previous uses on the site.
The lack of a sufficient archaeological assessment.

The Listed Building application was thrown out because it didn’t justify the loss of a listed structure.

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