Please note that although the petition below isn't a Ramsgate Society Campaign, in view of the historic connecton with the Goodwin Sands and Ramsgate, local residents and members may be interested.
The future of Goodwin Sands is under threat. A government organisation is deciding whether to dig up the sandbank to use the sand for building - it could destroy the homes of seals, marine-life and historic shipwrecks.  So 38 Degrees member Joanna has started a petition to save Goodwin Sands.
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.