Decision details

8 Truro Road Ramsgate Purchase for use as Temporary Accommodation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A capital scheme Homelessness Accommodation was approved by Council in January 2023 within the 2023/24 General Fund capital programme and this report seeks approval to use this funding for the purchase and associated works of the property. Cabinet approved the purchase 8 Truro Road, Ramsgate  for use as Temporary Accommodation.


Cabinet agreed to:


1.  Purchase 8 Truro Road, Ramsgate  for use as Temporary Accommodation.


2.  The letting of these homes in accordance with the council’s Allocations Policy, at an affordable rent as set out in the council’s Tenancy Strategy.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council identified an opportunity to purchase 8 Truro Road, Ramsgate which is currently an empty hotel.  The property has recently been refurbished and includes 7 self-contained rooms. In January 2023, Council approved the allocation of £2.2m for the provision of Temporary Accommodation, within the capital programme. This is to replicate the project known as Foy House.

Alternative options considered:

Alternatively Cabinet could decide not to purchase the building. Securing an alternative building is likely to be difficult, so not proceeding with this might mean that the remaining £2.2m in the Temporary Accommodation programme may need to be reallocated to other projects.

Report author: Ashley Jackson

Publication date: 14/03/2024

Date of decision: 14/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/03/2024

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