Giles Lane story seemed like a joke

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

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

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