A House of Lords select committee is to visit Margate as part of an enquiry on seaside regeneration.
The Regenerating Seaside Towns committee was formed in May this year with a brief to look at deprivation, transient population, low housing prices, employment and economy.
The committee is also examining how small businesses and other initiatives are being used to make coastal areas more successful, how regeneration is being brought about, how tourism is promoted and possibly even how devolution arrangements could work.
The committee is due to report its findings in March next year.
At a Thanet council meeting on Thursday (September 6) authority leader Bob Bayford said members of the committee would visit Margate to see an “an example of what could be done,” as part of their evidence gathering.
Areas of interest would include Turner Contemporary and cultural regeneration.
But Cllr Bayford said the committee would also be shown the other side of Margate and be informed of the isle-wide situation.
He said: “Margate is nationally recognised as a place that has turned a corner. This isn’t complete, there is still work to do.
“A programme has been prepared for them and they will see the other side and understand by the time they go the specific problems experienced by seaside communities and that it is not restricted to Margate.”
The committee’s report will also address the role played by national government in addressing the issues faced by seaside towns and look at schemes that can promote strong communities and promote economic growth.