Cabinet members will discuss Goldthorpe Housing Project Compulsory Purchase Order

Next week, Cabinet Members will discuss the Goldthorpe Housing Project (GHP) Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Cabinet members will be asked to approve the submission of a CPO to the Secretary of State for consideration. Officers continue to work with owners of properties that are earmarked for demolition to acquire properties through voluntary negotiation, however a CPO is required to address areas of unknown ownership, restrictive covenants, rights of way, unregistered sub-soil, and third party easements.

The demolition of 30 pre-1919 properties and delivery of 9 new-build affordable homes, enhanced public realm, and alleyway improvements is subject to statutory permissions. Residents will have an opportunity to make representations through the Planning process. The project aims to deliver a range of benefits including decreasing the number of empty properties, improving the quality of housing, and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour through improvements to the build environment. The scheme seeks to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of residents while generating local employment opportunities during the construction phase.

The Goldthorpe Housing Project, approved as part of the Goldthorpe Towns Fund Business Case, contributes directly to our vision of providing quality, affordable housing options, and sustainable communities. Key stakeholders, including local residents, landlords, Towns Fund Board and ward members have been consulted throughout the project's development. The development follows on from the delivery of 9 new affordable homes on the neighbouring former market site ‘Lapwing View’. The 2 and 3 bed new homes on the site will be highly energy efficient with on-plot parking and EV charging points.

Cllr Robin Franklin, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture said: “The Goldthorpe Housing Project aligns with our commitment to developing sustainable growth and providing affordable and environmentally friendly housing within the Dearne Valley and Goldthorpe area.”

“By developing these new builds, we will not only diversify the property types and tenures in the area but also reducing the 'in-use' carbon footprint for their occupiers, contributing to a greener and more sustainable borough.”

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