All Decisions

The majority of decisions of the Council, Licensing Board, Planning Committee and Standards Committee, which can be viewed on this page, will have been taken after 10 July 2013.

Decisions published

14/01/2021 - Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021-25 ref: 5040    Recommendations Approved

The MTFS provides an integrated view of the whole of the council’s finances and sets out objectives to be met, risks to be managed and the policies to be applied over the period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021


Cabinet approved the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021-25.

Lead officer: Chris Blundell

14/01/2021 - Council Tax Base Calculation 2021-22 ref: 5039    Recommendations Approved

The Council Tax base for the coming year is set by Thanet District Council and is used by Kent County Council, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority and the various town and parish councils when setting their Council Tax and their precepts.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021


Cabinet agreed the following:


1.  To approve the District's Council Tax Base for 2021-22 as 44,155.70 and the tax base for the towns and parishes in the Council’s administrative area, as set out in the table at Annex 2 to the Cabinet report;


2.  To confirm the introduction of a council tax premium for all properties that have been left empty and substantially unfurnished for 10 years or more. This will take effect from 1 April 2021 and will introduce the premium at 300%;


3.  To determine not to revise the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2021-22.


Lead officer: Tim Willis

03/12/2020 - Empty Homes Plan 2020-23 ref: 5037    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing Services and Planning

Decision published: 07/01/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2020


To approve and publish an Empty Homes Plan 2020-23.

Lead officer: Bob Porter

06/01/2021 - Capital Works for 51-57 High Street, Margate ref: 5036    Recommendations Approved

A decision is required for the inclusion of a new capital scheme for works totalling £750k and funded by MHCLG Towns Fund grant. The project is to align with Further Guidance provided by MHCLG in June 2020. Thanet District Council is in receipt of this funding by MHCLG, and this now needs to be included within the Council’s Capital Programme.


The capital works for 51-57 High Street, Margate (former M&S) that are scheduled as part of the project include;


1.  Replacing the roof, ensuring the building is watertight, protecting it from further deterioration;


2.  Stripping out of the internal materials and fittings which will enable both the access to the ACM’s that require removal but also enable the vision of the building to be more clearly defined in line with any repurposing of the high street and town centre.


The aim is for the building to be included in a portfolio of assets as part of the new Creative Land Trust that is proposed within the Town Investment Plan submitted on 11 December 2020 for the Margate Town Deal.


The buildings involved are included in a Joint Venture with Homes England. If these works are not undertaken, the building will continue to deteriorate, and we are obliged as part of the current Joint Venture agreement  to ensure the building is maintained. This Decision Notice will be subject to a side letter being received by Homes England permitting the capital works in accordance with the terms and conditions within the Joint Venture agreement.


This capital project fits strategically with the Council’s corporate priorities and values by:


  • Supporting inward investment;
  • Promoting sustainability and growth of local enterprise;
  • These works will help to sustain and grow the creative sector in Thanet, providing opportunity for economic recovery and contributing to the delivery of the Margate Town Deal and the levelling up agenda.


Delivery of this capital project will lead to reduced repairs bills through water ingress to the structure and mitigating ACM management, representing potential revenue savings for the Council.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 06/01/2021

Effective from: 14/01/2021


To approve the inclusion of the above externally funded capital scheme into the Capital Programme.

Lead officer: Louise Askew