Having just had a chat with the KCC planning department about the Ursuline College Sports Hall application, here’s another view of the area, facing east withthe Canterbury road on the left, for their benefit. Higher resolution versions can be easily downloaded from the photo library at the top of the links section on the right of this web page.
I also had a conversation with the Cllr Robert Burgess, and asked if he could clarify "What's What" in regard to the different planning applications and allay people's concerns. As an example, how will the council put a new right turn (island)from the Canterbury road into the area, (a requirement of the planning consent) without causing even more traffic congestion in the mornings and afternoons?
I wonder if there is anything to the rumour that the farmland between King Ethelbert's School and Birchington on the Canterbury road, is up for a "change of use?" I suspect it's inevitable and I for one predict that Birchington and Westgate will be fully joined-up within ten years. Thank God for the Golf Course on the northern side, one can imagine the pressure on the Westgate Golf Club to sell-up! You could put a whole new town in there... "Birchingate on Sea."