Planning conditions for demolition at Arlington yet to be approved

Planning Condition documents submitted by Arlington leaseholders, Freshwater to Thanet Council planners in late March detail the area, method and timescale of demolition works taking place in Arlington Arcade. This is the removal of shops 4-12 and the canopy to Marine Terrace.

Condition 45 Method statement – March 21st 2016
Construction Management Plan – March 22nd 2016
Works area and listed plan – March 2016

Ironically, the plan has Arlington House, with 140 flats, in the wrong location next to Dreamland.

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The demolition works are yet to be approved by Thanet Council’s Planning Department. A Council spokesperson indicated May 12th as a potential deadline for the decision date.

The question remains, will the demolition works as outlined in these documents give a green light for the planning permission granted on June 13th 2013 (F/TH/10/1061) making it extant  and paving the way for the further demolition of the shops, resident and public car parks at Arlington?

We believe the Arlington shops and car parks shouldn’t  be demolished and instead should be made available to rent and use as per the terms of the commercial lease. Why not look at a future re-use of the Arlington site as it was originally designed for?



Russell Diplock’s 1960’s vision for Arlington Square


If you would like to see the shops at Arlington and the car parks reopened, please contact the Leader of Thanet Council, Councillor Chris Wells. If a resident of Thanet, please contact your ward councillor.


6 thoughts on “Planning conditions for demolition at Arlington yet to be approved

  1. A prime site for those shops to be reopened now Dreamland is up and running why are they even thinking about demolition?


    • Dreamland doesn’t seem to have been a raoring success now does it. Not a great deal of chance of any right thinking business reloacted to a long since unwanted shopping site next to a soon to be closed (again) amusement park.


  2. The plan is hardly reliable or accurate – it has been based upon outdated OS sources, the listed assets of Sanger’s menagerie include the attached turret tower and extend into the recently restored building that is labelled simply cinema (in fact the old ballroom, originally built as a railway station). The cottage as drawn and labelled there no longer exists as it was demolished along with unsightly (at least even more so) exterior extensions to the ballroom by the late J Godden with planning approval in 1998.

    Then there’s the former goods yard entrance road passing under the railway which now has gone under residential flats.

    The mislabelled location of Arlington House though is just hilarious.


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