Read about our strategic housing developments

        The Council’s New Build Programme

        The council successfully bid for funding from the government body Homes England (HE), and is now developing brownfield sites with new social housing.

        The council’s Housing Services Department is committed to the delivery of 51 new residential units in Thanet, within the Homes England Affordable Homes Programme 2015-18.

        These are a mixture of flats, houses and bungalows on parcels of land currently or historically providing blocks of garages within established residential areas in Margate and St Peter’s, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

        Funding has been secured from Homes England on the condition that units meet specific criteria, including minimum gross internal areas as per the HCA Type 1 Standard and Lifetime Homes compliance.

        Click on the links below to find out more about the 3 Phases of building

        Refurbishment projects

        Find out about the council’s work in taking problems and derelict properties and bringing them back into use for affordable housing.  Live Margate campaign.  These properties become available through the Kent Homechoice website.  To bid for a tenancy of these properties, you will need to be on the council’s Housing Register.

        New build developments by housing associations

        This site was previously part of the Hereson School grounds, situated adjacent to East Kent College.

        16 newly-built affordable homes at Hereson Place are the first in Thanet to be delivered by Moat housing association.  All of the affordable rented houses were delivered as part of the Homes and Communities Agency 2015 – 18 Affordable Housing programme.

        Moat’s houses were built by Abbey Homes and are the Section 106 affordable housing requirement for this part of the wider Hereson Place development. All of the affordable units have been delivered as part of this agreement.

        All of the shared ownership properties have gone to people that live or work in Thanet, and all of these homes are reserved apart from one x two bedroom house, which was viewed 26th April 2016.

        Scheme mix

        Affordable RentShared Ownership
        4 x 2 bed (3 person) houses6 x 2 bed (3 person) houses
        1 x 3 bed (4 person) house3 x 3 bed (4 person) houses
        2 x 4 bed (5 person) houses


        All of the homes are built to a high standard and meet the HCA design standards including Housing Quality Indicators and the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.



        Orbit South Housing Association have been successful in securing funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and are using part of it to build a new general housing development in Birchington.  A development of 32 one and two bedroomed flats for rent is being built on the site of the former Quex House sheltered housing scheme.  Work began in January 2016, and completion is due around the end of 2017.  These properties will be advertised on Kent Homechoice when ready to be let, some at affordable rent.


        A development of 12 new build and 5 refurbished one and two bedroomed flats for rent has been completed by Orbit South Housing Association.  The general housing flats are for rent, some at affordable rent levels.


        Opened in 2016 in the residential area of Newington, Ramsgate, this sheltered housing scheme with enhanced extra care offers 49 one and two bedroomed homes for people over the age of 55.

        These apartments, owned and run by West Kent Housing Association offer

        • Spacious living areas
        • Fully fitted modern kitchens
        • Bathrooms with level access showers
        • Assisted bathroom
        • Fitted carpets throughout
        • Secure door and entry and assistive technology

        Copperfields also has a guest suite available.

        These apartments are let through Kent Homechoice.  To be eligible you must be over 55 years of age, and on Thanet Council’s Housing Register.


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