Westgate residents may wish to know that the application to convert the former Bridge Hotel in St Mildred's road into single, self contained flats, was approved by the council planning committee despite an objection by Cllr Goodwin.
The only possible means of objecting to the change of use was the parking argument but as highways department had approved the application, the committee had no choice but to pass it but, I understand, for commercial sale - an important point - rather than for use by social services. If I can clarify this a little further I will add a comment.
Coming-up again soon is the Harold Avenue appeal, as reported in the Thanet Gazette this week and I would remind readers that as a councillor I am unable to express my position without comprimising my ability to act as a local representative voice at any future planning meeting.
However and given the publicity and local feeling surrounding Harold Avenue if you wish to express a view on the subject, please send me an email to cllr-Simon.Moores(at)thanet.gov.uk and I will open my own file on the case. Residents can always ask their councillors to speak for them at a meeting if they wish.