Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Ramsgate Town Council

A Ramsgate Town Council planning committee meeting took place on Monday evening. A unanimous decision was made that this planning application should not be allowed. All members agreeing that it is a totally inappropriate development for the location.

A statement was made by the EARA which reflected the opinions of the majority from the immediate and surrounding areas.

The statement can be viewed by clicking here

To date over 70 objections have been lodged directly with the planning department, an online petition of over 270 names has also been lodged and over 500 people have joined a facebook group against this application.

According to the planning department there are two letters supporting the application. There are two other individuals in support of the application, the directors of the Acorn Homes - who of course, do not live in this community.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Planning Update

The planning application for Satis House has NOT been changed or withdrawn.

In the Thanet Gazette Andrew Warrilow, a director of Acorn Homes (Kent) Ltd, was quoted as saying that the planning application was to be reviewed and a new statement issued. This has NOT happened, the application is still with TDC planning department under the original planning application reference: F/TH/10/0124. The closing date for objections is now 1st April.

This application will be discussed at the Planning and Conservation Committee of Ramsgate Town Council on Monday 22nd March.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Elms Avenue Residents Association Online Petition

277 people have signed the online petition with the statement:-

"We are signing this petition to request that the planning application F/TH/10/0124:- applied for regarding number 11, Elms Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent, known as SATIS HOUSE be REFUSED planning permission and that NO PART of this application be given permission for all the valid reasons stated in letter of objection submitted to planning dept on 28.02.10."

This is being submitted to TDC tonight, hopefully they will take notice of the strength of feeling amongst the local community and our thanks to all those who signed.


Thanet Gazette - Friday March 12

The Thanet Gazette reported on Mondays protest over the application to turn Satis House into a young persons home.

It was reported that a U-turn has been forced. Acorn Homes director Andrew Warrilow stated that the application was to be reviewed and a new statement would be issued. As of 18:00 14th March no amendment has been made to the application listing on the planning website.

Monday, 8 March 2010

BBC News - Report on the protest today

Parents protest at Ramsgate children's home plan

"Parents have held a demonstration against plans to turn offices in Kent into a residential children's home for up to six boys aged between 11 and 18.

They fear Satis House in Elms Avenue, Ramsgate, will be used to house young sex offenders and violent criminals.

In a draft statement to Thanet District Council, Acorn Homes said on occasion the boys could have been responsible for serious offences.

It later said it was an "oversight" and the home would not house sex offenders."

Read the full article here

An oversight. How can it be an OVERSIGHT! Either the directors of this "home" (they haven't got one yet) have not read their own document or do not even know what is in their own document. Readers are left to form their own opinions.

Thanks to all attended today and for giving your time. Best regards EARA.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Make your voice heard

The press will be covering our campaign to have the planning application in respect of Satis House stopped.

Clarendon House Gates, Elms Avenue
8:45am to 9:00am Monday 8th March

Please attend and bring as many other objectors as you can. Show TDC we will not accept this.

Be angry. Be Loud. Be Vocal!