I recently had to take my dog to Cinque Ports Vets and was fortunately able to walk him there, but it did get me thinking about the access.
With the closure of access, by foot as well as car, from the market car park this means that people who park in the car park would have to carry their animal a fair distance to the vet surgery. If they do manage to park at the surgery they have a difficult entry from Cinque Ports Street and a hazardous blind exit.
I have been led to understand that all points of access to the rear of properties on Cinque Ports Street have had their leases/permits withdrawn.
I wonder why. If it’s because people going to the vets were not paying to park then that must also apply to a large number of other people using the car park and it must be worth the owners paying someone to carry out random checks to ensure people do pay.
The only time in my professional career that I have come across similar behaviour is when clients were considering selling their site and were advised by their legal teams to terminate all peripheral access arrangements in order to have a clean unencumbered site to sell. I can’t help wondering.
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