Pegwell Bay Flood Defence Scheme

 

Flood Defence Files Page

 

Introduction

Planning Application

Description

Tank Traps

Planning Application File List

 

Introduction

Planning permission for this work was sought by Thanet District Council in Sep 2012; an objection was raised about covering the tank traps (see below) and the scheme was slightly revised to address this problem.

A request to have a second flood gate into the car-park area was refused.

The revised scheme was given approval by TDC on 23rd Nov 2012, and full details can be found in the application F/TH/12/0690.
This consists of 15 files, some large, with no indication of file size, and not well labelled as to content.  A list of these is given below as an aid.

Most of these files are included on this website on the Flood Defences files page.

 

Location Plan of flood defence wall (red) & embankment (blue) positions

Full size Overall Location Plan file    pdf – 577 Kb

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Description

The defences consist of a sea wall with 3 and 4 metre wide gates on the Ramsgate side of the garage, and an earth embankment on the Sandwich side of the garage.

The sea wall is to be erected from the garage to just beyond the Ramsgate side of the Foads Lane junction, running on the roadward side of the car-park and behind the bus shelter.

This will vary in height from 0.7-1.2 metres high.

There will be 3 openings protected by timber removeable flood gates – which are only placed into postion when flooding is predicted.

4M wide gate into the car-park directly opposite Foads Lane
3M wide gate onto the cycle path
4M wide gate into the “Vattenfall compound”.

On the Sandwich side of the garage the flood defence will consist of an earth embankment running alongside the road to the Nature Reserve; it will be constructed between the road and cycle path; height up to 1 metre.

It will be positioned so that the bulk of each of the 46 tank traps which run alongside the Sandwich Road will remain almost completely exposed.

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Tank Traps

The original plan would have buried the 46 concrete tank traps under the embankment, but thanks to Brenda Jones (our local keen amateur historian) they are now being investigated for “designation” as a listed monument and will remain open to public view.

Brenda has been tireless in collecting evidence & contacting various organisations, including English Heritage and KCC Archaeology, in her efforts to prevent these remnants of the war effort being lost to public view and memory.

Aided by the Residents’ Association, Brenda completed the complex English Heritage forms for possible listing, and made a successful formal objection to the Thanet District Council Planning Committee. As a result, an archaeological survey of the area must also be carried out.

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List of files for F/TH/12/0690 as found on the planning website

File PositionTitleSizePagesDate
1Final signed approval80 Kb329/11/2012
2Full approval with conditions316 Kb829/11/2012
3Revised drawing 06 – cross sections64 Kb125/09/2012
4Revised drawing 04 – embankment plan69 Kb125/09/2012
5Application – Registration Sheet10 Kb107/09/2012
6Application Form219 Kb507/09/2012
7Drawing 01
Location plan showing lengths
578 Kb1
07/09/2012
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Drawing 02
Wall plan; typical details with gate positions
768 Kb
1
07/09/2012
9Drawing 03
Floodgate & Boardrack details
639 Kb1

07/09/2012

10Drawing 04
Earth embankment plan with photos
791 Kb1

07/09/2012

11Drawing 05
Elevations of wall and embankment
1171 Kb1

07/09/2012

12Drawing 06
Cross sections of wall & embankment
645 Kb1

07/09/2012

13Plan showing TDC owned areas628 Kb 1

07/09/2012

14Planning Statement
Including 2 pages photos + potential flooding areas
1061 Kb7

07/09/2012

152 photos of a new flood wall4545 Kb2

07/09/2012

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