Decision details

Bolsover Homes Scheme at Sandy Lane/Thorpe Ave, Whitwell

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Executive considered a report of the Portfolio Holder – Housing which sought approval to enter into a contract to deliver the Sandy lane/Thorpe Avenue Scheme through the existing Bolsover Homes Framework.


The scheme for Sandy Lane/Thorpe Avenue, Whitwell, was to demolish 10 non-traditional 2-bedroom bungalows and 2 underused garage sites and replace these with six 2-bedroom houses and fifteen 2-bedroom bungalows, totalling 21 properties.


The report stated that one of the Council’s ambitions was to build 150 new social housing homes by March 2024.  If approved, this scheme would deliver 21 new homes, bringing the total number of properties approved and/or delivered to 37.


Moved by Councillor Sandra Peake and seconded by Councillor Clive Moesby.



1)    an expenditure budget to deliver the Sandy Lane and Thorpe Avenue social housing building scheme, as outlined in the report, be approved;


2)    the recommendation to enter into a contract for the development of a further 21 properties in Whitwell, as outlined in the report, be supported.



To deliver the Council’s target of building a minimum of 150 new Council properties by March 2024.



To not go ahead with the scheme but this would not work towards achieving the Council’s agreed ambition of building 150 social housing properties. 


(Director of Development)


(Paragraph 3)


Wards Affected: Whitwell;

Report author: Ian Barber

Publication date: 24/02/2021

Date of decision: 22/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/02/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 04/03/2021

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