Regeneration – Sites of Special Interest

Regeneration

Sites for Active Regeneration
(restore & revitalise existing use(s))

  • Arlington House
  • Dreamland
    – Amusement Park
    – Cinema
  • Marine Terrace / Marine Drive
  • High Street
  • Cecil Square
  • Hosers Corner
  • Lido
  • Winter Gardens
  • Dalby Square
  • Northdown Road
  • Margate Caves

Key Brownfield Development Sites
(Regenerate through new uses/redevelopment)

  • Thanet Press
  • Queens Arms Yard
  • Dane Road
  • Fort Hill
  • Rendezvous SIte
  • Railway Goods Yard

Post Its – Public Meeting; Cliftonville Community Centre, March 1st 2014

● More CCTV cameras to encourage confidence of safety.

Housing
● Stop KCC out bidding nice people who want to move into + invest in the area.
● Less small flats, more affordable family sized accommodation.
● Less small flats – don’t mind 1 bedroom but with decent space + parking + areas for bin /recycling.
● More family housing both social (council) and private. Yoakcom / Alexander type homes for aged population.
● Family creation needed. No small flats!!
● Key site. Norfolk + Surrey major site. Meanwhile use.

Public Realm
● Erect prominent (large) notice boards at key points in the area publicising news and events (not all here have internet access).
● Trees? Thanet is a concrete heavy area – so little greenery anywhere.
● Temporary allotments or park on empty sites.
● Enforcement of building regulations and standards. Decoration of seafront areas – far too
scruffy.
● Re-instating the old road signs in Cliftonville.
● Shop facades lettering and advertising – any regulations? Upkeep of Margate’s heritage & character.

Northdown Road
● Northdown Rd / Old Town. Old shop fronts awnings to be re-installed or regenerated or funding to support regenerating old existing ones.
● Northdown Rd. Shopfronts – repair signage. Clean windows. Repairs done. Cleanliness of properties
● Add to list St George’s site Norfolk Rd. Gap in North Down Rd next to Lovely’s.

Dreamland
● Dreamland dance hall – Bring back for summer dance festival
● The Council did an extraordinary thing when they compulsory purchased Dreamland.
● Dreamland is Margate. Margate is Dreamland.

Lido
● The Clifton Baths (the Lido?) are unique potentially – they are a great economic driver for Margate/Cliftonville.
● Actively seek out the views of young people on this issue!
● Lido – open shop areas as places people can sit eat own food watch children.
● Community rooms perhaps showers of washing areas for children before going home.
● Regen of Lido. yes
● Lido sea water spa like they have in Dieppe in France. Open to the public for Bathing as well as lovely spa options to make money.
● Lido. Music venue festival location conference. Farmers/crate markets.
● Regeneration of the Lido! spa/outdoor cinema music venue.
● Regeneration of lido.
● Dreamland to open asap.
● Development of Lido – pool, area. Covered – children’s pool.

Winter Gardens
● 
Tea/cafe, seaside views, open again in Winter Gardens
● Winter Gardens West & East Rooms – should have better access, preferably from outside making them useful for local community use.

Northdown Road
● Northdown Rd uniformity of pavements.
● Northdown Rd – empty spaces – clear rubbish, safety fences, people’s homes safety fences @ street level.
● Northdown Rd – cameras over zebra crossings – repair safety railings, clear drains (Prices Road corner).
● Northdown Rd – more bins rubbish/dog poo! Community wardens. Cleanliness of bus stop areas (chewing gum).

Old Town
● Northdown Rd / Old Town. Old shop fronts awnings to be re-installed or regenerated or funding to support regenerating old existing ones.

Hotels
● Walpole Bay Hotel to be supported and advertised more by Council.

Thanet Press site
● Keep Thanet Press site as a commercial place. Once housing – no more wealth creation.
● Key site!
● Thanet Press to be an imaginative mixed use site, centre of Margate Residential +shops + small offices

Recreation areas
● Use of empty sites. Youth/children’s play areas centres.
● What about sites for youth activities use.

Other Concerns
● Media site needs to be cleared up. Car parking or paved with seats.
● Add to list St George’s site Norfolk Rd. Gap in North Down Rd next to Lovely’s.

 

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