Decision details

Proposal to transfer area of land off Highfield Road, Ramsgate to the Housing Revenue Account for Development of Affordable Housing

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report was presented to Cabinet proposing to transfer an area of land off of Highfield Road, Ramsgate, from the General Fund (GF) to the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for the provision of affordable housing.


Cabinet agreed:


1.  To the transfer of land from the General Fund account to the Housing Revenue account to enable it to be developed for Affordable Housing;


2.  To prepare and submit an application for planning consent for the development of affordable homes, including necessary technical site assessments and community consultation;


3.  To consider a further report to authorise the letting of a construction contract, once a detailed scheme has been developed.


Reasons for the decision:

The proposal to transfer the land to the Housing Revenue Account was agreed due to the significant need for new affordable rented homes in the district. The council has already allocated capital funding to the next phase of the council’s new build programme and this site will enable this programme to proceed.

Alternative options considered:

The cabinet considered whether an alternative use for the site should be explored but the recommendations were supported due to the significant need for new affordable rented housing.

Report author: Bob Porter

Publication date: 03/03/2023

Date of decision: 02/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 02/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/03/2023

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