A decision on the proposed Arlington development was referred to full council by Thanet District Council’s Planning Committee last night (Wednesday 19 October). Members of the committee were due to consider the effect of the re-grading of the Listed Scenic Railway from II to II* on the application for the proposed Arlington development. The Committee were also due to decide whether works to Arlington House could be completed before the store starts trading. Planning Committee members have now decided to refer the planning application for Arlington House and 1-50 Arlington Square to full council for decision. What is being proposed for Arlington? The plans would see a 7,565 square metre superstore being built on the existing car park, with improvements to Arlington House. Outline proposals would see the demolition of the existing retail unites in Arlington Square, to be replaced with shops, offices, cafes, restaurants or bars, with a 60 room hotel above, overlooking the seafront.