PIER visitors will soon have more huts to browse if a planning application is approved. Herne Bay Pier Trust has applied for permission to put up another 22 huts at the top end of the pier for small businesses to sell gifts, crafts or refreshments.
The scheme is part of the trust’s plans for the pier platform after they were granted the lease from Canterbury City Council. Pier trust chairman Doreen Stone said:
“As a result of the approved planning application last year the pier has become a family attraction again. The kiosks have not only stimulated the use of the pier but has also attracted visitors to the unique attraction for Herne Bay. It has complimented the work that has gone on to date in the regeneration of the Herne Bay seafront, which has included the central bandstand and clock tower gardens.”
The project also includes a temporary stage and additional children’s attractions to go alongside the popular helter skelter. Huts selling food would be clustered together while the rest would go around the outside of the platform, leaving a walkway behind.
• Comments on the proposals should be sent to the council’s planning department before July 18 and more details on the scheme can be see online at www.canterbury.gov.uk or at the office in Military Road.
Herne Bay Times, July 2nd 2014