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Details from the latest plans

Having given up waiting for the latest set of plans to arrive on paper I had a substantial try at getting the relevant information from the copies published on the government planning website.   

The measurements are above sea level, given in meters the highest part of the building is taken to mean the highest part of the large roof area ignoring small projections above stairs ventilators etc.

The floor level of the new building seems to be somewhere between 4.5 and 6 the height of the cliff is 21.7 by the lift 23.2 in front of the bandstand and 24.5 at the eastern end of the proposed building.

Looking at amended drawing 13 107 of 22.9.2005 (the latest set of plans) in section BB the floor appears about 1 below the promenade which at this point is 6.2 and the roof appears to be about 1 above the cliff next to the lift. As the datum line for the building is obscured by the promenade in the front elevation and there are only two sections shown both at the western end or the building it is not as clear as it could be.

Amended drawing 13 107 of 22.9.2005 section BB

This is a detail from the site plan. The vertical line shows where section BB is along the building.
This detail from the site survey shows the levels above sea level.

The original height of the building was about 18 this appears to have been reduced to about 16.5 by reducing the height of the residential ceilings by about .15 and chopping off the gull wings.

In the same plans the elevation shows the roof will be above the cliff top for about 50 meters along the length of the cliff.

The floor of the pavilion has flooded during previous high tides is 6