Issue details

Future High Street Fund - Creative Workspace Project update and decisions

The aim of the Future High Street Fund was to renew and reshape high streets with the inclusion of other uses to drive increases in footfall. Through a lengthy application process Thanet District Council was awarded funding from the Fund to deliver a creative workspace scheme. Unfortunately, due to changing circumstances, the building originally identified to deliver the workspace project in, has been leased to a private business. 


The report proposed a revised scheme for the Future High Street Fund programme in Ramsgate, its requirements for delivery and a proposal to safeguard the funding in Thanet, that can be delivered within the required timescales. 


The economic case for the project has been updated in line with the new proposal, and demonstrates that the economic benefits of the scheme are in line with the original submission.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/08/2022

Decision due: 13 Oct 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Reece Pugh, Shadow Leader of the Council and Shadow Cabinet Member for Strategy and Transformation

Lead director: Bob Porter

Contact: Louise Askew, Head of Regeneration and Growth Email:


Agenda items


  • Cabinet report