Paigle properties bust?

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Paigle properties bust?

Postby porf » 18 Jul 2008, 07:12

Rumours on ECR that the one time potential buyers of the Dreamland site may have now gone bust :

http://eastcliffrichard.blogspot.com/2008/07/plug-pulled-on-royal-sea-bathing.html

Not surprising if true, with the current economic climate - also work there looked a bit stalled on site when I popped in on the DreamCoaster closing weekend.

Bit of a shame as the Sea Bathing Hospital wasn't a bad redevelopment with the exception of the later plans to cram loads of extra units in behind the main building.

I wonder what will happen to the Lido which they also owned.

Not a great time to be into residential property with a large vacant site :wink:
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Postby EAS » 18 Jul 2008, 07:53

No - and given that people seem to be taking more holidays in this country (the PM was on telly last night saying he's taking the missus and kids to Southwold) then I would have thought a huge, family friendly amusement park would be just the thing!

The fact is though, the Development Brief says that the park has to be up and running before anything else.

I don't know about the Sea Bathing Hospital - maybe planning conditions said that had to be done before the rest of the 'enabling' development?

Not a good time for any sort of development though. Let's hope that Dreamland isn't shelved too, the Scenic left standing in its damaged state, and the cinema ever more at risk.
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Postby porf » 22 Jul 2008, 15:15

Now confirmed.

Sea Bathing work to continue for the present and Lido's future unknown.

http://eastcliffrichard.blogspot.com/2008/07/sea-bathing-firm-goes-down-plughole.html
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Postby EAS » 22 Jul 2008, 17:35

Right thanks for that.

Just as well they didn't get Dreamland possibly... although with the current economic siutaution so much is up in the air (well OK maybe I could rephrase that...)
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Postby Vince, Charlie and Sam » 10 Aug 2008, 15:33

Here is something I can see having a serious effect on Margate...

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/investing- ... _page_id=3
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Postby EAS » 10 Aug 2008, 16:05

Not though buildings in the conservation areas, which includes much of Margate sea front?

http://www.thanet.gov.uk/environment__p ... areas.aspx


Maps:

http://www.thanet.gov.uk/pdf/CA_Margate_mapw.pdf


http://www.thanet.gov.uk/pdf/CA_Margate ... t_mapw.pdf

Quite a number of listed buildings too, thankfully:

http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gatew ... =5&index=1
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