News: October 2005
In January 2003 the owner of Dreamland, Jimmy Godden, announced the closure of Dreamland. The park is to be redeveloped as "leisure boxes, some retail and a supermarket". Joyland Books will provide updates on the campaign to save Dreamland and its internationally-important Scenic Railway ride.
Monday, 31 October 2005
The Save Dreamland Campaign has been advised by Thanet District Council that the long-awaited Inspector's Report dealing with, amongst other things, the Council's policy on Dreamland, is not now expected to be published until the end of November 2005. The independent Report will decide whether the Council's approach on Dreamland in its Local Plan - to allow the site to be redeveloped - was correct. An Interim Report was published in September, and had some very positive things to say about Dreamland, including confirmation of the Save Dreamland Campaign's view that the site is not suitable for retail development. The full Inspector's Report was initially expected at the end of October, and this therefore represents a one month delay.
Friday, 14 October 2005
Tuesday's Thanet Times contained an article on a possible future of Dreamland.