Brett's have recently applied to KCC for a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Use or Development (CLOPUD) for the erection of a sand and gravel washing plant in the Port of Ramsgate. The Ramsgate Society are very concerned about the detrimental impact the proposal could have on the nearby Pegwell SSSI.
There is considerable public concern about the way that granting a Certificate of Lawfulness under the General Development Order could circumvent the statutory protections on the adjoining designated areas and we are anxious to ensure that a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is carried out before the application can be considered further.
We attach the statement from The Ramsgate Society which was recently sent to KCC by The Ramsgate Society Planning Committee in response to the public consultation on the application.
The Ramsgate Society reports that the Ramsgate Coastal Community Team’s Stage 1 Bid for £1.7m from the DCLG Coastal Community Fund has been approve to go through to the next stage of the process.
There were a total of 456 bids from across the country of which only 54 were selected to proceed to Stage 2 so this is a remarkable achievement for Ramsgate.
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) initiated Coastal Community Teams to champion coastal regeneration and tackle the economic challenges that coastal towns across Britain face, with the collective aim to bring jobs, growth and prosperity back to our coastal towns.The teams are a way to engage local public, private sector and the community in the regeneration of their towns by developing and delivering solutions by working in partnership.
Completed order forms should be returned to Jan Holden, 6 Chatham Place, Ramsgate, CT11 7PT together with payment @ £22.00 per person (+sur charge if applicable). Cheques to be made payable to The Ramsgate Society.