Thanet’s largest-ever planning application was passed almost unanimously by Thanet councillors. ChinaGate. Again with no consultation and almost total public opposition.
Quite rightly ChinaGate has been quietly brushed under the carpet but isn’t it time to end ChinaGate properly?
Thanet's failed council needs closure on its imcompetence na ffailure to move forward.
Shouldn’t TDC recognise the errors of procedure and improve their consultation process: sadly the systems are those used by any council. Which means that, as with any organisation, it’s only as good as the people in it.
As MP I will ensure closure of ChinaGate.
Thanet is a failed council as evaluated by the Government itself. No wonder there are so many failed regeneration projects, widespread pollution and fake consultations.
We have 48 councillors that have not only totally misjudged the will of the people but now refuse to end ChinaGate and reverse the application.
And all our MP’s and candidates supported it on the flimsiest of evidence or statements.
Time for Change.
As MP I will call on the public to vote out each councillor for failure and of course (as Policy #1) insist on a vote of no confidence to sack the Gang of Four.
CGP’s application should be revoked and I am unclear why both a back-to-front building from the plans, has been constructed on the aquifer, and not on brownfield sites.
The supposed Chinese employers (Jobs! Jobs!! Jobs!!! - but don’t look too closely sounds familiar) have disappeared and Tesco bag of receipts from TDC’s moles reveal senior council figures travelling to China on the developer’s funds.
No prior detail was ever revealed and nothing subsequently.
A development without detail. What an abuyse of the publc and demcoracy.
A £25,000 donation has also been paid to Ramsgate Labour Party and MP and similar donations discussed by the Conservatives.
We now have a disconnect between the parties serving the public and funding their own party machine in this part of Kent.
Will these moniers be used to fund the election to maintain corruption and failure?
Time to end ChinaGate: cancel the planning application, remove the building and limit developments to brownfield sites like the (Policy #2) closed Manston airport.
Providing proper FOI scrutiny with webcasts and broadcasts for Council meetings, voting records to evaluate councillor policies and tighter scrutiny of Planning can only help prevent fiascos like ChinaGate at a failed council.
And for the public to vote out their failed councillors and civil servants.
As MP I will request a formal call-in of the application and a Parliamentary enquiry into ChinaGate. Cargo warehouses and ring roads of course are an issue with no cargo airport in Kent.
But one 20 miles away in Ostend.
Nor any effective regeneration in months and years and decades.
Tomorrow: Policy #4: Development
Time for Change.