Peter Swallow: construction at The Park is due to start in early 2019
Council boss optimistic over the borough's housing needs
Chesterfield is experiencing a renaissance in house building, according to Huw Bowen, chief executive of Chesterfield Borough Council.
Speaking at the annual Celebrate Chesterfield event held at the Winding Wheel, Mr Bowen, revealed that nearly 2,000 homes were set to be built in the next five years.
He said: “For the first time in many years the council is able to demonstrate a five-year housing supply while also protecting the borough’s green belt land.”
Progress is also being made on The Park, the six-acre residential development on the site of the former Arnold Laver timber yard at the ambitious £340 million Chesterfield Waterside regeneration project.
Peter Swallow, managing director of the Bolsterstone Group Plc, the company leading the project, revealed that construction of up to 170 two, three and four-bedroom homes is expected to get underway in early 2019.
Mr Swallow also announced that a collaboration agreement with an investment company to fund and deliver new residential apartments, has recently been put in place.
The 16-hectare development is a 10-year project being led by the Bolsterstone Group in partnership with the Arnold Laver Group and Chesterfield Borough Council.
The programme aims to create a thriving new community with homes, offices, shops, bars and restaurants surrounding a new canal basin and is one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK.
Celebrate Chesterfield, now in its sixth year, is organised by Destination Chesterfield and is one of the biggest business events in the region.