Friday, 17 August 2012

Dreamland purchased

I don't know about the Dreamland revitalisation idea but I wish it well. TDC went against local views when they decided on the Turner Contemporary and I hope they have the magic touch and can do the same with  Dreamland. I was and still am a fan of the Turner but I remain to be convinced of the Dreamland plan. I will support it in any way I can but I an not sure how successful  it will be View the TDC PRESS Release. Dreamland has also got its own website
run by the The Dreamland Trust


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7 comments:

  1. The Turner Gallery may have been the idea of a local councilor but it is a Kent County Council venture, paid for by them and The Arts council. Running costs of £2 millions per year also picked up by the same two. Costs to TDC nought.

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  2. what has that to do with Dreamland? I dont care who pays for what so long as it gets people to visit Margate and regenerates Thanet. What has who pays for it to do with it, I am sorry I dont follow your comment please expand.

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  3. Hi Don
    Hope for all of us that it will be a success - just hope they don't build housing in the Dreamland site - that would be bad for all of us as already many empty houses and too many flats in Thanet - I think we need a family venue to bring back the holidaymakers and something we would be proud of - Turners doing well so can Dreamland if it's thought out well - fingers crossed

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  4. Gosh! At last some common sense from H M Government. Let's just hope that it will not take another seven years of stagnation before anything happens. Surely TDC should've acted long before now when it was clear that the existing shower of 'owners' planned nothing except to wait for land and housing values to increase and then trouser a quick profit?

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  5. Don you stated " TDC went against local views when they decided on the Turner Contemporary ".
    It was not TDC but KCC that decided on and paid for the TC. Without KCC being the catalyst there would be no TC. As for Dreamland, if local people can afford the £10 millions needed on a project that is by no means certain to regenerate the area then go luck to all of you. And £10 millions is only the price if 500 dwellings are built on the sie as well. In the meanwhile TDC have got themselves into a mess over at Ramsgate with the Pleasurama project. The whole of the Royal Sands area has been a disgrace for the last 6 years and visitor numbers must have fallen. Locals may like sitting on a building site but visitors vote with their feet. Maybe TDC could spread some of the £10 millions they seem to have available in sorting this out as well as Dreamland.

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  6. Anon I follow what you say about TDC versus KCC and maybe I could have worded my post differently, many locals did not want an Art Gallery whoever was paying. As or the Royal Sands once planning has been granted it has to be started within an agreed time to save the permission lapsing. The time it takes to complete is down to the developer so long as they apply to building regulations I dont think TDC can stipulate how fast they have to lay the bricks or pour the concrete. The legalities of the sale and development are a different thing and are well discussed on Michaels blog and I dont aim to be drawn on that one.

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  7. Oh you!!! That video had me in such a relaxed state too ;) Then I had a good chuckle. That movie was on our TV last night by the way. When I watched it for the first time I couldn't go to sleep that night, so no I didn't watch it last night either.

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