Members considered another part of the Ramsgate Levelling Up Fund programme included investment in the Grade II listed Clock House, refurbishing it as a cultural heritage exhibition space and public cafe. The Clock House would provide an important publicly accessible focal point for visitors and residents at the heart of the Royal Harbour, with a new seafront café and space for history and heritage to be exhibited.
Cabinet noted that officers were working with the Ramsgate Society and Historic England to develop a plan for the building, and through engagement with the National Lottery Heritage Fund a proposal had been put together for a funding application to the National Lottery. Members were asked to approve the submission of a Development Phase application to National Lottery Heritage Fund, which forms part of the match funding for the Levelling Up Fund project.
Councillor Albon spoke under Council Procedure 20.1.
Councillor Pugh proposed, Councillor David Saunders seconded and Cabinet the following:
1. To approve the submission of an application for a Development Phase Grant of £322,740 to the National Lottery Heritage Fund;
2. That the Director of Regeneration is authorised to agree the final submission documents, based on approval from the S151 Officer.