We were commissioned by Margate Estates Limited to prepare a planning strategy to accompany the latest Margate Vision proposals prepared by Perkins + Will. The document establishes the most effective strategy to progress the development proposals to ensure that they align with Thanet District Council’s objectives for Margate which seek to achieve its evolution into a contemporary seaside resort based on its unique assets of a sandy beach, harbour, rich townscape. This is combined with the continued success of a revived Dreamland Heritage Amusement Park and the Turner Contemporary Gallery.
An individual planning appraisal was undertaken for each development site, including the Dreamland Amusement Park that was identified as part of the Vision. A series of pre-application meetings with Thanet District Council have been undertaken to ensure that the planning applications align with the Council’s planning policy and vision for Margate. This has been combined with an understanding of the development and market criteria and the need to ensure that any proposals are of a design and quality to best enhance the town centre.
The interim planning strategy document for the Vision has been submitted to the Client. A number of applications in relation to general improvements to the Dreamland Amusement Park site have been granted planning permission as well as an application for a new seafront hotel. Further feasibility work continues on a number of other exciting development opportunities in and around the Dreamland site.