Twelve bed hotel plan for Harbour Street building

Image Phil Dadds Design

An application to create a 12 room hotel above Harbour Street Bazaar (Heaven and Hell Gifts) in Ramsgate has been submitted to Thanet council.

The application has been submitted by property owner Richard Lawson with plans from Philip Dadds Design.

The proposal is for a change of use from retail with storage to the 12 bed hotel with the shop below.

Balconies at the first and second levels and new sash widows are planned with an entrance to the hotel rooms at the front and the side of the building. A new shop front is also planned.

The proposal says eight jobs will be created.

A decision is yet to be made. The application can be found on Thanet council’s planning portal, reference F/TH/20/0685.

The application is the second suggesting alternative uses to retail of property in Harbour Street. In May a botanical garden, commune, florist and café or virtual reality gaming, gym and restaurant were among the suggestions for uses of a refurbished Celandine Hall.

The building, in Harbour Street, has been empty for a number of years and has suffered deterioration but owners, Moxie Management Ltd, were last month been granted permission by Thanet council for refurbishment and alterations at the site.

Following renovations the aim is to lease that building.


  1. That would be good and can only bring the standard hopefull up as the town is suffering from closed shops drunks and
    Drug dealers let’s hope this hotel would not turn out to be like the hostels in cliftonvile our town needs to be cleaned up
    It is a real shame a town centre for drunks and drug dealers were are the police and council

  2. I admire the optimism because if the go ahead to reopen Manston airport is given no one will want to stay in a hotel that has cargo aircraft fly in 2 or 3 an hour, day and night, at just 300 meters over the harbour!

    • Sad,Sad,this area needs industrial development to keep people in work,so please stop putting down Manston airport and Ramsgate Harbour Port Ramsgate.
      We have lost years from investment from people been so negative and a council that has No interest in Ramsgate or the Thanet towns! NO forward planning No business commitments as it’s not run as a business! Run by idiots for to long who have No idea to bring good business to the area as investors, to lift this whole area,believe me it would blossom with the right Approach.

      • Ramsgate port could do with more industry- clean industry. But an airport would be the opposite of clean and it would destroy any chance of Ramsgate becoming a place people wanted to visit.

  3. It’s good to see another redundant building in Harbour Street having plans made to restore it and bring it back to life. One can only hope that the DCO to open Manston as a cargo hub gets refused next month otherwise the owners of this property may as well not bother.

  4. Nice idea. But if the Manston DCO is approved, Ramsgate will only be good for the drunks, drug dealers and criminals.

    I don’t know how our politicians can walk our streets, our coastline, and then look up to the sky and think: I know what would make all this genuinely better; polluting, poisonous, horribly noisy planes flying over every ten minutes.

    Ramsgate will become a no visitor, nothing positive town, tailor-made for criminals, by the criminally misguided gentlemen in blue suits.

    • Anybody who’s lived near a busy airport knows from experience how dirty and noisy they are, and anyone who hasn’t can find plenty of statistics which show that living near an airport damages the environment and people’s health.

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