Decision details

Proposed demolition of flats off High Street, Tibshelf

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Executive considered the report of the Portfolio Holder – Housing which sought approval for the demolition of the Council-owned flats on High Street, Tibshelf.


Moved by Councillor Sandra Peake and seconded by Councillor Duncan McGregor



1)   approval be granted for demolition of the Council-owned flats and ancillary buildings on land at High Street, Tibshelf.


2)   the site be laid to grass following demolition pending future redevelopment of the site.


3)   delegated authority be given to the Head of Property Services and Housing Repairs to procure a contract for demolition of the flats to a maximum value of as detailed in the report. 



There were no compelling reasons to retain the existing buildings but there was significant potential for re-development of the site that would enhance the amenities of the local area and better serve the local community. However, leaving the buildings empty once they have been vacated was considered likely to detract from the character and appearance of the High Street and attract additional anti-social behaviour.



The option to continue letting the flats was rejected primarily because of low demand and associated anti-social behaviour. The option to retain the buildings was rejected primarily because of their limited design value but also in view of the limited opportunities to put the building into a different use and the ongoing risk of continued anti-social behaviour in and around the flats.


Reason Key: Revenue Income or Expenditure of £75,000 or more;

Contact: Chris Fridlington, Assistant Director of Development and Planning Email:

Report author: Chris Fridlington

Publication date: 30/09/2020

Date of decision: 28/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/09/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 08/10/2020

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