Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Green Party Election Candidiate Supports Call for Ramsgate Seafront Masterplan

Green Party Councillor and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Thanet South, Ian Driver, has lent his support to the call from current Thanet South MP, Laura Sandys, for the development of a Ramsgate  seafront masterplan.
“Following Thanet Council’s decision to  terminate  the failed  Pleasurama scheme which has blighted Ramsgate  for  more than a decade, the time is now  right  to begin consulting  with local people about how they would like to see their historic seafront developed” said Driver. “The ex-Pleasurama site offers huge potential for leisure based development  which could be linked with imaginative  plans for  the nearby Royal Pavilion, an iconic building which has been boarded up an allowed to rot for the past six years. The Council’s review of Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour and it’s adjacent Port whichall but closed following the collapse of TransEuropa Ferries last year, needs to be added to the mix, as does the development of the wartime tunnels which are set to  open this summer, the restoration of the old motor museum and the completion of a full high speed rail link to Ramsgate cutting journey time  to London to less than an hour”.
“I believe Ramsgate is  in the  unique position of having several linked development opportunities coming together at the same time. It’s a once in a generation opportunity, which if managed properly through joined up strategic planning, could make a massive impact on the fortunes of the town and Thanet as whole. This is too important a chance  to squandered for lack of a vision. I love Ramsgate and desperately want it to  re-invent itself and succeed, that’s why I am supporting Laura’s call for a seafront masterplan. I  want to work with her as Thanet South’s  MP to make things happen for Ramsgate”.

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