Parking in Broadstairs is already a problem for locals and visitors alike. Broadstairs is a popular tourist town and needs its visitors. A decent Coach Park and car park with a route through Culmers Land to The Harbour is a 'tourist encouraging' asset. In promoting Broadstairs for visitors, Vere Road is ideally situated at the the top of the High Street and visitors have the option to walk along the High Street to the benefit of all business premises located there.
One might suggest, with the past neglect of Vere Rd Car Park and its toilets, that turning it into the Town's major coach and park car and improving it is long overdue. Is it promoted to all Coach operators as an ideal location to disembark coachloads of visitors and to park-up? I suspect not. As for the idea that coaches can drop off and then push off to park up in Cliftonville, this is risible; extra traffic on our roads; the time it would take back and forth; the extra pollution; hardly an environmental, sustainable option.
What can you do about it? There is to be a meeting in Pierremont Hall, Broadstairs on Wednesday 14th May from 5pm-8pm. Go and argue your case there and get onto your local Councillors and tell them what you think. TDC seems to 'consult' a great deal without listening to other ideas so go and be consulted and let's see if commonsense can prevail.