New Bolsover Model Village engaged with the public in a successful Heritage Open Day on Sunday 10th September.
The Model Village opened its’ doors to the public to showcase the progress so far on the £10million Heritage Lottery Funded restoration and repair project taking place at the 194 Grade II listed properties.
The event saw hard hat tours run by main contractors Robert Woodhead Ltd, a heritage treasure trail around the village, a preview of a film documentary, ‘New Bolsover – the story so far’ and work created by local children from New Bolsover Primary School.
Also available, was a tour of The Pumpkin Patch, a community project based on the allotments adjacent to the New Bolsover Model Village, set up by Community Voluntary Partners.
One of the many highlights on the day was the parade of a banner created by locals under the watchful eye of digital textile artist, Karina Thompson who has been delivering the Banner & Banter project with the community and commissioned by Junction Arts.
The banner had been blessed a few days before the Open Day at a ceremony which took place at Bolsover Parish Church. Reverend Rachel Gouldthorpe blessed the banner after it was unveiled to locals, artists and restoration project partners who had been involved in its creation.
Artist, Emma Reynard, also commissioned by Junction Arts, showcased her large scale public realm artworks, as part of the Art on The Model project which was co-created with the input of residents from the local area. The artwork is displayed on the construction hoarding and metal window shutters to improve the outlook for residents, as well as share the unique heritage of The Model with interested visitors to the area.
Cora Glasser from Junction Arts says, ‘The event provided a great platform with which to showcase the amazing site-specific work made by local residents and pupils with our commissioned artists. The final artworks are testament to the wonderful volunteers involved and the community in which they serve.’
The event was supported by volunteers and Friends of New Bolsover who provided refreshments and a very warm welcome to all visitors and contributors.
For the second year running, we have a five year supply of deliverable housing land as required by the Government..
Our planning committee approved the latest assessment at its recent meeting. This assessment identifies that just over 2,100 houses will be built in Bolsover District between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2022, a total that is greater than the amount required to be built during that period so proving we have a five year supply. Indeed, based on the assessment the total works out at just over eight years worth of supply.
As part of the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework, all planning authorities are required to identify sufficient deliverable sites to deliver the next five years of housing provision. Without this in place, our local plan policies can be treated as out-of-date and give developers a loophole for submitting applications for large scale developments outside settlement boundaries and where local communities may not want development to take place.
Planning Committee Chairman, Councillor Duncan McGregor said, “This latest five year supply assessment is important news for us and growth in Bolsover District. The Council has taken the necessary decisions to approve and stimulate growth in the right locations to ensure that we both meet the Government’s requirements but more importantly ensure our local communities feel in control of how their town or village grows.”
The five year housing supply assessment takes into account all housing sites that have gained planning permission along with those identified within the Consultation Draft Local Plan for Bolsover District.
For more information on the assessment, please click here
Up to 212 new homes are set to be built on land off Mooracre Lane in Bolsover after the Council approved planning permission.
The proposal is for a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced 2, 3 and 4 bed properties with associated garaging, parking and infrastructure. The layout of the development will also seek to retain a large central green area and other open spaces to ensure it is in keeping with the local countryside.
To help reduce the impact on the existing junctions a central through road from Mooracre Lane to Rotherham Road will be constructed and funding for other off site road improvements agreed.
Approximately 10 hectares, the site is mostly agricultural use surrounded by hedgerows and is subject to a former outline planning permission for housing and industrial use.
The site has been allocated for residential development in the Council’s Consltation Draft Local Plan as it is deemed to be a sustainable site that could attract further growth in the area.
Council also heard that the developers had agreed to a S106 agreement that would see:
- 19 affordable houses being developed,
- £53k contribution towards a play area,
- a contribution of £513k towards the provision of edcuation places,
- a £37k contribution to bus services, and
- £93k contribution towards road network provision.
Applicants Keepmoat Homes must start the work within three-years and no developmnt can take place until the pre-commencement elements such as archaeological fieldwork have been completed on site.
The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Bolsover District Council.
Today’s publication follows public consultation on its draft proposals earlier this year and draws new boundaries for each council ward across Bolsover.
The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Bolsover should be represented by 37 district councillors in the future: the same as the current arrangement. The recommendations also propose that those councillors should represent four three-councillor wards, twelve two-councillor wards and one one-councillor ward across the district.
Professor Colin Mellors, Chair of the Commission, said, “We are extremely grateful to people across Bolsover who took part in the review. The Commission has looked at all the evidence that was put forward during the consultation.
“We believe these recommendations deliver electoral fairness for voters as well as reflecting community ties throughout Bolsover.”
Full details of the final recommendations are available on the Commission’s website at www.lgbce.org.uk
The proposed new arrangements must now be implemented by Parliament. A draft Order – the legal document which brings into force the recommendations – will be laid in Parliament in the coming months. The draft Order provides for the new electoral arrangements to come into force at the council elections in 2019.
Notes to editors:
1. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is responsible for reviewing local authority electoral arrangements, e.g. defining boundaries for local elections and the number of councillors to be elected and – separately - for conducting reviews of local government external boundaries and structure.
2. The electoral review of Bolsover District Council is a separate undertaking from the review of parliamentary constituency boundaries which is being carried out by a separate body (Boundary Commission for England) under different rules and legislation.
3. Full details of the Commission’s final recommendations (including maps) can be viewed at: www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/east-midlands/derbyshire/bolsover or https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/8905