Tesco Arlington – The Public Inquiry 1 week to go

The countdown to the future of Margate seafront begins.
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A week tomorrow, on Tuesday 13th March, the Public Inquiry will begin to assess whether or not planning permission should be granted  for an 82,000 sq ft 24 hour Tesco Superstore at the Arlington Margate site.

Thanet District Council are not standing against the developers, Freshwater. They have declared that they agree with each other. Freshwater made the application for appeal on the grounds of none determination of their application.

We believe that there are many many reasons why this proposal should have been refused. We have consistently raised legitimate issues with the proposal to Thanet District Council and the Secretary of State. For this reason, we as individuals will be participating in the Public Inquiry and putting forward the case for Margate, its seafront, it’s existing shops and businesses the very future of the town as a visitor destination.

Let’s make sure all our local shops have one up to show how much we support Margate and our shops.

The Public Inquiry will be held at the Council offices and starts at 10am on Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th. If you can find time to go along to the Inquiry, please do to  come along and show the Planning Inspector that Margate does not want this Tesco seafront superstore.

We will be publishing updates from the Inquiry throughout that week. We’ll post documents and information to this website throughout.

Here are details about the Public Inquiry. More details will be on the Thanet District Council website during the week of the Inquiry.

Appeal Reference: APP/Z2260/A/11/2163595
The web page for the appeal: http://www.pcs.planningportal.gov.uk/pcsportal/ViewCase.asp?caseid=2163595&coid=257

Planning Inspectorate Contacts:
Case Officer – John Pingstone
Customer Support Line – 0117 372 6372
Email – teamp13@pins.gsi.gov.uk

Metropolitan Property Realizations Limited
Freshwater Group of Companies, Freshwater House
158-162 Shaftesbury Avenue

Miss Elizabeth Humphreys
Jones Lang LaSalle
22 Hanover Square

Thanet District Council

Site Details:
Arlington House, 1-51 Arlington Square
All Saints Avenue