This eyesore of a dangerous, flytipped and insecure site at 85 Albion Rd, St. Peters, Broadstairs needs to be sorted by TDC and quickly. It is close to the recent problems in Victoria Rd where houses are falling apart as a result of settling from chalk workings.
It does beg the question as to why the three Ezekiel Party Cllrs for the ward, Cllr Ken Gregory (Chair of Planning), Cllr Zita Wiltshire (Cabinet member) and Cllr Jason Savage have not spotted the problem and done something about it! Do they walk around their ward?
It has insecure fencing as the pictures below show and is accessible by children who can gain access and fall into the deep excavation in the site. Surely TDC , at the insistence of the 3 Ward Cllrs can make the owners clean up the site and put secure fencing around it?
This should be easily done as this site has just been the subject of a planning application. ( Please go and look at F/TH/09/0941 dated 22 Dec 2009). E-ssured Cars UK Ltd, would like to infill and cover the site in tarmac to make 25 car parking positions for car storage, with access through Livingstone Road. This has got to be good news, as the idea of housing on it might not be sensible given the problems in Victoria Rd. What Albion Motors next door think about this, will be interesting to see.
I am often accused of being cynical but I find it interesting that E-ssured highlight the fact that the site is presently a fly-tipped mess, in their application and thus locals would support any improvement!
Well, Ward Cllrs and TDC, over to you. You might like to make sure that E-ssured clean up this site and make it secure quickly before a child has an accident; particularly after neglecting this eyesore for so long and to do so before you are prepared to support their Planning Application.!