We are now consulting on two documents: The draft Housing Strategy 2021-2024 and the draft Empty Property Strategy 2021-2024 for Bolsover District Council.
These consultations invite your views on the priorities and strategic actions set out in each document.
Why we are Consulting
This is not just about bricks and mortar, it is a key factor in contributing to a person's health and well-being. The Council's Housing Strategy 2021 - 2024 will set out the strategic framework for meeting the Council's housing priorities and link with the wider initiatives. The Council will work closely with partners to deliver the housing priorities identified. The key strategic housing priorities identified are:
- Key Priority 1 - Providing Good Quality Housing
- Key Priority 2 – Enabling Housing Growth
- Key Priority 3 – Supporting Vulnerable and Disadvantaged People
Empty Property Strategy
At a time when there is a national shortage of housing and local authorities are being encouraged and incentivised to provide new homes, the reduction of empty properties has never been more of a priority. Bringing empty properties back into use can contribute to address this shortage. Empty properties are a wasted resource. They are often associated with negative factors, including crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as having a negative impact on the local community. This Strategy will contribute to the Council Plan to continue to make our District a great place to live and work and to provide quality homes for our residents.