I did get up in the air after all, just in time for the cloud to descend to seven hundred feet over North Foreland. But passing over Broadstairs I noticed how truly enormous the site is that lies behind Tesco and runs straight up to the Christchurch Campus.
I will go and take some photos of this particular area once the weather improves again but you could lose a small town in the blank muddy space that is now prepared for building. What impact this will have on local roads I can only guess but in the space of eighteen months, what was a modest shopping centre at Westwood Cross has now become a giant whale which is busily swallowing the centre of Thanet.
For all the benefit and convenience of the shops that this brings to local residents, me among them I’m not sure that an expansion of this size and at this speed will really serve the best interests of the population when the infrastructure requirements and concerns are lagging so far behind the development.