Council pledges to invest £72million in Bassetlaw housing
Bassetlaw District Council plans to invest £72.65m into the homes of its tenants over the next five years.
The authority said the cash boost would ensure council-owned homes in the district are safe, comfortable and meet the Government’s ‘Decent Homes’ standard.
In some cases, the council said it plans to ‘go beyond’ this standard and, over the next 12 months, a total of £11.5m will be spent in five key areas that include delivering decent homes, maximising energy efficiency, building safety, regeneration of estates and developing new homes.
The council currently owns and manages more than 6,900 properties.
Councillor Steve Scotthorne, cabinet member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “It’s vital that we continue to invest in our properties so that tenants have decent, warm, and energy-efficient homes to live in.
“This is the biggest investment in housing that has been made since the Government ended their Decent Homes Funding in 2012/13.
"When the council brought the housing service back from A1 Housing, it promised to identify savings and re-invest this money back into tenant’s homes.
“We are now delivering on this promise with the biggest investment in housing for almost 10 years.
"As a result, over the next five years we will be carrying out this work in tenant’s homes and in communities across Bassetlaw and we hope that tenants will continue to be satisfied by the standard of their homes.”