- Land to the rear of Courtstairs Manor, Pegwell Road
- Part of former railway line, College Road/Tivoli Road
- Land adjoining the Viaduct, Margate Road,
- Land at Westgate Bay Avenue
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Proposals for council owned sites in Thanet
Cabinet members are to consider proposals for a number of council owned sites across the district at a meeting on Thursday 20 June.
Members will review whether to approve the sale of four new sites, which been identified by the council’s Capital and Asset Management Group as suitable for disposal. The sites are:
If approved, ward consultation will be carried out in line with the council’s Interim Property Disposal Process for 21 days.
Council owned assets are reviewed regularly to see how cost effective, well maintained, well used and beneficial to the community they are.
As part of this process, assets which are considered to be surplus are presented to Cabinet for potential disposal. The money raised from the sale of these sites is then used to help pay for priority capital projects such as the construction of the new Ramsgate Swimming Pool.
Cabinet will also consider a proposal to extend the term of the lease of the Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate in order to generate the level of investment needed to get the building back into use.
The property, which has been empty since 2008, is a substantial Grade II listed building within an important conservation area and will require extensive investment to bring the property back into appropriate use.
There are currently 31 years unexpired on the original lease agreement, which was agreed by the council in 1969.
Officers are requesting to open up the marketing of the site in order to offer an extended lease of over 100 years to a new potential leaseholder, with the council retaining the freehold of the property.
They believe that offering a term of this length would be likely to help support the significant level of investment which would be needed to ensure the long-term viability of the building.
Cabinet were also set to review a possible extension to the area originally agreed for sale at the current Ramsgate Swimming Pool site on Newington Road. This site was originally agreed for disposal by Cabinet in 2012.
The request to extend the area however has been withdrawn since the Cabinet papers were published.