Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tag: Thanet

From ghost town to arts hub: The unstoppable rise of Margate

Margate regeneration
The opening of the Turner Contemporary in 2010 started the ball rolling on a wave of gentrification in the coastal town of Margate.

Dreamland delighted as seafront hotel plans get surprise approval

Dreamland, Thanet, seafront hotel, surprise, approval
Thanet District Council has gone against the recommendations of its planning officers to give the amusement park’s owner - and Margate’s tourism economy - a vital shot in the arm. Dreamland can continuing dreaming. The owners of Dreamland Margate have celebrated after a dramatic planning U-turn gave it the green light to build a new hotel next to the amusement...

Thanet maintains tourist parking hike despite protests

Coinslot - Thanet parking
Issues surrounding parking in Thanet may have been resolved for residents, but the local council has agreed to maintain the increase for tourists.   Thanet District Council, which recently scrapped a controversial 135 percent raise in hourly parking rates at popular beachfront car parks - but only for residents, has decided the hike will stay for tourists. In March, a petition signed...