Giles Lane story seemed like a joke
Reading about the Giles Lane hotel proposal [Hotel complex design ‘best since Marlowe’, December 21], I assumed it was some sort of end-of-year joke, but I fear it may not be. A few thoughts in no particular order. 1. How much thought has been given to access to the site? Traffic up and down the Whitstable Road is already considerable and the proposed development would only add to its volume.
2. Turning into Giles Lane off Whitstable Road – from either direction – is already slow and difficult. Increased demand would only exacerbate the problem.
3. Giles Lane is in sections extremely narrow with vehicles frequently finding it difficult to pass. I doubt if residents are going to welcome yet more traffic.
4. Where is the evidence that Canterbury needs more hotels? Development of the Slatters site will help resolve the problem – if there is one. And does Canterbury really need yet more restaurant space?
5. Why should Canterbury seek to