One of our readers asked that I “Ask Sandy” Ezekiel about the viability of Dreamland, the local plan and council policy for the amusement park and here is his answer.
"Given the Local Plan was moving close to adoption, we wanted to take this opportunity to examine the policy for Dreamland and put an appropriate policy in place. Not to have addressed the issue in the final version of the Local Plan would have been simply avoiding the issue and could have caused greater concern and misunderstanding in the future.
"The position is that the owners have to clearly demonstrate that whole or part of the site is not viable as an amusement park, before any other development can proceed. To date, we, as a Council, have met with two interested parties, one wanting five acres, but they were not prepared to put forward any capital costs, this would have fallen on the previous owner of Dreamland. This Council has had several meetings with Mr. P. Miller, who is also interested in the site and would need between seven and a half and eleven acres to ensure a first class family amusement park. We are currently facilitating meetings between the new owners of Dreamland, Margate Regeneration Company, and Mr. P. Miller. But let's remember that there is only so much that the Council can do on this issue. These are two private companies talking about a private piece of land to which the Council has no jurisdiction."