The Public Inquiry for Arlington Margate starts tomorrow, November 6th

The Public Inquiry for Arlington Margate starts tomorrow, Tuesday November 6th at 10am. The public may register to speak by attending on Tuesday first thing and making a request. The Inspector may, at his discretion, grant permission to speak, which would be allocated for the Wednesday November 7th. The Inquiry will run from Tuesday to Friday November 9th. The first day starts at 10am and the following days earlier at 9am. Each day will go on until 5pm with a break for lunch.

There is no notice or mention of the date and time Public Inquiry on the Thanet District Council website. They have not issued a press release. This is a very different approach than we saw with the Dreamland Inquiry for the Compulsory Purchase Order in the summer. There was no mention of the time or date Inquiry in the last edition of the Thanet Gazette on Friday.

We spoke with Thanet District Council’s Planning Department this morning to ask where the notice of the Inquiry was published. They confirmed it was not on their website, but it was in the free paper The Thanet Extra. The Thanet Extra has a circulation of 32,943 and is distributed to certain households in Thanet and at some supermarkets.
Official site notice PDF

The Council Chamber, Cecil Street, Margate, CT9 1XZ,
On 6th November 2012 at 10:00 
Appeal by Metropolitan Property Realizations Limited Relating to the application to Thanet District Council for 1.Full planning permission for a superstore with associated parking and services, including access road adjacent to railway. Refurbishment of Arlington House, including repair and staining of concrete cladding, provision of new windows, new entrance, construction of unit(s) for D1/A1-A5 uses on All Saints Avenue, roof canopy including screening of aerials and installation of cleaning cradle, external lighting, hard and soft landscaping, and associated parking and services. 2. Outline planning permission on
Marine Terrace for development of A1-A5 units at ground floor, with approximately
60-bed hotel above, with associated parking (21 spaces) and servicing. (Appearance,
layout and scale reserved, access and landscaping detailed.)

At Arlington House, 1-51 Arlington Square, All Saints Avenue, Margate , CT9 1XS

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State under paragraph 1(1) of schedule 6
to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 will attend at the place, date and time shown above to decide the appeal.

Members of the public may attend the inquiry and, at the Inspector’s
discretion, express their views. If you, or anyone you know has a disability
and is concerned about facilities at the inquiry venue, you should contact the
council to confirm that suitable provisions are in place. Documents relating
to the appeal can be viewed at the Council’s offices by prior arrangement.
Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/Z2260/A/11/2163595

Contact point at the Planning Inspectorate: John Pingstone, 3/10A, Temple
Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN Tel: 01173728428