We have been named the best location for receiving planning permission approval (outside of London) according to a recent survey.
The survey was undertaken by Townscape Architects who explored the planning permission approval rates across the UK.
We came out top with the best planning permission approval rate with 98.4% of planning permission being approved.
Cabinet Member for Corporate Governance, Councillor Duncan McGregor said, “Our Local Plan is key when guiding us on proposed developments, but one of our key priorities is to unlock our development potential.
“We sit right in the heart of the UK with excellent transport links, so by sensitively regenerating the District and actively encouraging growth that will provide better higher paid and skilled jobs, better transport infrastructure or a better shopping experience then Bolsover District will flourish.
“We have an excellent planning team who actively engage with developers before planning permission is sought, to ensure what they are proposing are the right developments in the right place and will have a beneficial impact on the local community. So all this adds up to a high success rate in our planning approval which is helping Bolsover District grow and thrive.”
The full report can be read on the Townscape Architects website.