We have responded to the latest Thenet parkway Consultation. Here is a summary of our response:

Q6: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the proposed look of the station and car park?

Strongly disagree. We are very concerned that the siting and massing of the station structure pays little or no regard to its rural setting and in particular to its proximity to the nearby St Augustine’s  Cross.

The design is utilitarian and the proposed lift/stairway towers highly obtrusive on the local landscape.  We would prefer a lighter and more modern glass design throughout and hope to see a marked improvement in both concept  and materials proposed at the planning application stage. 

So far no attention has been given to landscaping and here we very much support the views of Lewis White who has been in communication with your team about the need for a properly considered and detailed landscaping plan as part of the overall plan for the complex-- not just green wallpaper!  The need for such a plan is critical when consideration is given to the car parking and road access arrangements  given the extent of the land required to adequately serve the station.

The Ramsgate Society were delighted to hear on 9th January that a joint application from The Friends of Ellington Park and Thanet District Council has been awarded a grant of £1.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)to improve and regenerate this important community asset.


Picture: 'The Sundowner' boat which the Ramsgate Society have stumbled across during their campaign to find and survey all of the town's war memorials.

Earlier this year members of the Ramsgate Society attended a Civic Voice workshop on its First World War Memorials Programme. During the workshop the group learned about the many different types of memorial and how to survey and add them to the War Memorials Online website.

We have supported Ellington Park from the start with their Heritage Lottery Fund bid so please support their project by voting online.

We have applied for some funding from Aviva [the insurance company] to create an open air performance area. The more votes, the more dosh!

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