I see that concerns are now being expressed over last week's Westwood Cross planning decision. According to Kent Online
"Labour group leader Cllr Richard Nicholson said the project could become a nightmare.
He said: "Traffic cannot get through Westwood Cross now. More than a thousand extra houses must generate around a thousand or more cars using the area. And if the school that is relocated to the site is Bromstone from Broadstairs as suggested, then parents will drive their children across that busy interchange at peak times - and that will cause even greater traffic chaos."
I had a good long look at the area from above on Sunday night and have to conclude that it won't look pretty when its finished, in terms of the urban sprawl across a landscape under constant pressure from the developers. However, I really don't see what the alternatives would be, given that local government can't easily refuse such projects without very expensive consequences for the local taxpayer.
Just by way of observation, I fractured a tooth the other day on an object in a Tesco "premium" meat pie. Tesco told me that I had to take the remains of the meal back to Westwood Cross and complete a form if I wanted compensation. My answer was "you must be kidding, you obviously don't know what the traffic is like here."