Statement from TDC Conservative Group re Cabinet decision to terminate Royal Sands development contract

The Conservative Group at Thanet District Council welcomes the decision of Cabinet to accept the recommendations of the Pleasurama Task and Finish Group and Overview and Scrutiny Panel and to terminate the Royal Sands development contract. 

Group Leader, Cllr Bob Bayford said: “We welcome this decision.  It does, however, come over a year and a half after I and my Conservative colleagues on Overview and Scrutiny opposed the handing over of the site freehold to the developer.  This opposition was met with scorn by the Cabinet, including Ramsgate councillors Alan Poole, David Green and Rick Everitt. It also follows the huge public outcry in Ramsgate and the Friends of Ramsgate Seafront campaign.  

Legal proceedings are only just commencing and there is some way to go, but finally, thanks to the work of the Task and Finish Group, Scrutiny and the continued efforts of the people of Ramsgate, we can begin to look forward to a new start for the site.”