Plans for the regeneration of Margate have continued with proposals for a multimillion pound hotel on the town's seafront. Local businesses and some tourists say there's not enough hotel accommodation for the resort - and that today's scheme will help address the problem.
The County Council, which backs the plans, sees today's development as supporting the tourist numbers for the Turner Contemporary Gallery which opened two years ago.
John Ryall has been speaking to architect Guy Hallaway, hotelier Jane Bishop and Paul Carter from Kent County Council.
Plans to build a multi-million hotel, near the Turner Contemporary in Margate have been unveiled today. The proposals include a six floor-building with sixty-bedrooms and eighteen serviced apartments.
It's being built as part of the project to regenerate the town's historic seafront. The plans will be submitted to the council by the end of this year.
A giant stuffed Walrus which has been on display at the Turner Contemporary in Margate is to return home after its summer holiday by the sea. The exhibit, weighing a ton, is going back to the Horniman Museum in London.
The controversial art gallery in Margate, The Turner Contemporary, has welcomed its one millionth visitor today. Sue Lewis was one of the first visitors of the gallery and returned today as the millionth. The numbers to the gallery have surpassed all expectations, as John Ryall reports.
The Turner Contemporary in Margate is celebrating welcoming its millionth visitor this morning.
The Kent art gallery opened in April 2011 and was originally expected to receive around 300,000 visitors over the first two years.
A group of judges is visiting Turner Contemporary this afternoon. They're travelling to Margate to see if the venue could make the short list for the prestigious Art Fund Prize. The award's given to galleries that demonstrate originality. The winner will be announced in June.