I have found a little more about the proposal.
This YouTube clip describing the proposal is almost 10 minutes long: it includes some lovely images so well worth watching.
Here is the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RamsRoyalPav
I have no doubt that what is described is lovely, I would like it. I am imagining something like Spitalfields Market in London – which actually took years to develop in to a busy success.
What I can not see is how it is financially viable – the film mentions the plan are inspired by Borough market. Yes, in London, with 10 million people within easy travelling distance to it via public transport. Last time I looked I think the population of Ramsgate was about 40,000, Thanet as a whole 120,000 (and that includes children) so I still wonder where the customers would come from.
As I said in my previous blog – there is also the issue of funds to develop the building and to maintain it. Of course, I do know a plumber who can do his bit!