Ramsgate High Street sites to be auctioned

The High Street plot has blighted the town for several years

An eyesore  plot of land in Ramsgate High Street that has lain derelict for around a decade will go up for auction next month.

The site, at 81-85 High Street, will be auctioned by Clive Emson on July 24. It has a guide price of between £280,000 and £290,000.

An illegal demolition was carried out at the site, which used to house the former printworks, in 2013 which led to a building collapsing into the street and businesses having to be evacuated.

Last year Panther VAT (PAL), a subsidiary of property investment company Panther Securities, was fined £160,000 and ordered to pay £9,000 costs for the unsafe demolition which was carried out without the relevant permissions.

Planning permission for the site  has been granted by Thanet District Council for the construction of a four storey building to provide six one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom self-contained flats.

The auction also lists 79 High Street, which comes under the same owner, with a guide price of £185,000 to £195,000.

This site  has permission for change of use from offices to 1No. one bedroom self-contained flat, 1No. two bedroom self-contained maisonette and 1No. live/work unit, together with erection of three-storey and part two-storey rear extension and dormer window to rear, subject to conditions.

Find the auction details here