Investing in digital technology to help plan for growth at Shirebrook


Bolsover District Council has received an additional £95,800 to drive forward exciting digital citizen engagement plans as part of its recently launched Shirebrook Growth Plan.

Council leader Councilor Steve Fritchley said: “We continue to innovate as a council and I am pleased to report that our plans have caught the attention of government and that once again we have recognized as being at the forefront of digital planning. »

The funding will be used to bring virtual reality technology to Shirebrook so residents can ‘play’ with the master planning process, using this digital technology to get a feel for how developers plan their sites.

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Bolsover District Council invests in digital technology

It will also allow residents to develop their own development proposals to see where to locate new housing, offices, schools, roads, green spaces and spaces for nature.

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Councilor Fritchley said: “Now that we have achieved success again in the PropTech Commitment Fund, we intend to explore the benefits of growth for investment in our local infrastructure and in our city and centres. and we will use government funding to ensure that people living and working in Shirebrook and Creswell are fully involved in shaping their future.

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