The reality of 5 re-distribution warehouses in Phase 1 with 1365 HGV movements per day or the whole project as envisaged by 'Mowice', 'Woger', TDC Cabinet, Senior Officers and of course Ken Wills, producing 5,600 HGV movements , was carefully omitted from the IOTG pictures. So just in case you have trouble imagining as many HGV movements as Dover Docks, as Thanet becomes an 'in-land' version of Dover Docks, let me give you an impression of The East Kent Access Road by Richborough when a serious accident closes the road.
And now let me take you forward in time to the year 2038 when CGP has long disappeared and Chinamex have abandoned Gateway at Manston and the site has become run down with some dodgy businesses going on around our now polluted aquifer.
We could have left it all alone and here is another view of the year 2038 of Phase 3 land actually undeveloped and growing a healthy crop of oil-seed rape. These are sadly, the options we face at Manston with this massive development.
Oh, by the way, was I the only one to pick up Ken Wills' rather vague comments on the jobs and businesses? The intrepid Gazunder scribe, Thom Morris put this question to Ken Wills: " Have you got any companies signed up yet? Answer: " We're still in talks. We need to chat to the Chinese businesses".
Sorry? Did I read that right? Is that 'CGP speak' for NONE? Could it be that Memoranda of Understanding aren't worth the paper they are written on and Aigo do not fancy being squeezed into sharing an office in the new Summit building? Oh, dear! This is all beginning to sound like that wonderful iconic Turner thingee to be built in the sea at Margate; all a bit of a fairy tale.