A former motorcycle dealership in Ramsgate will be demolished with four 4-bed homes built in its place.
Thanet council has approved an application for the development in King Street. The site was Dave Fox Motorcycles which had traded from King Street since 1976 after moving from Westgate.
It closed in 2019 when founder Dave Fox’s daughter Denise and her husband Peter retired.
Dave had been a successful side-car cross racer in the 1960s and 70s and was an international champion. His son Douglas was a national champion in the 1980s.
Dave began in business in 1973 in Westgate, selling Triumphs, Nortons and CZs. In 1976 the business moved to the King Street site and became a Kawasaki dealer.
Dave retired and the shop was run by Denise and Peter until its closure.
Now it will be demolished to make way for the new homes in the approved application which has had some amendments to window proportions and materials.
Planning documents say: “The proposal set forth will provide high quality contemporary architectural design within an existing urban environment of mixed housing type, to both complement and contrast with its surrounding.
“The contemporary design approach seeks to highlight the process of regeneration within the town, looking to the future rather than attempting to mimic the past.”