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, and with further assets either having been sold, or leased to a third party, or in relation to a previous decision on the 13 October, 2023, the landlord has become unresponsive.
The Council also has the opportunity to include the Levelling Up Programme Funding for the Access to Opportunities in the town centre project as part of this delivery. This allows for greater value to be added to both the Future High Street Fund project and the Levelling Up Fund project.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/08/2022
Decision due: 2 Mar 2023 by Cabinet
Lead member: Councillor Reece Pugh, Shadow Leader of the Council and Shadow Cabinet Member for Strategy and Transformation email@example.com
Lead director: Bob Porter
Contact: Louise Askew, Head of Regeneration and Growth Email: Louise.firstname.lastname@example.org.
What the decision will mean: Approval to appoint contractors for the delivery of contracts for the Ramsgate Levelling Up Fund/ Future High Street Fund/ and Margate Town Deal