Ramsgate shop to be turned into family home


Permission has been granted to change Dunwells store in Grange Road into a residential property.

Thanet council approved the application from Bipin Patel this week. the decision was published today (January 3).

In planning documents, it says: “Over 80 years ago, this building was a single dwelling house and as part of this application, the current owner would like to change the building back into a single dwelling house.

“This application is for the change of use of the ground floor of the existing newsagent retail shop to one single family home with the erection of a front wall and gate. The neighbouring residents will not be affected by the closure of this newsagent shop as there is already a local shop (Premier) serving the local community further down the road.”

The process will involve removing the existing shopfront and installing two windows to the ground floor.

The shop and store room will be changed into a living room, study and reception/dining room.

A view of Grange Road in the 70s with thanetonline


  1. Sad times,i lived round the corner from dunwells and grew up with it in my life in the 70’s ,shame yet another local business is going to be turned into housing

  2. where are we going to get our tickets for the Elizabeth bridge, don,t like purchasing on PC ?

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