Investing in the future

In 2014/15 we have allocated £20.13m to spend on school buildings and other projects for children and younger adults. This is mainly to address urgent condition issues in education properties for the coming year and also to provide additional school places in areas of population growth.

Environmental services projects amounting to £23.485 million have been scheduled to begin during 2014/15. The majority of the money being allocated to implement the local transport plan, which will involve a highways maintenance programme, to effectively manage and maintain the local highways network and an integrated transport scheme which is vital in ensuring local people have access to jobs, education, healthcare etc. Other significant schemes scheduled to start are land reclamation projects of £1.94m.

Adult care has set aside £3m to allow major adaptations to accommodation for disabled persons and £1.8m for priority works for older persons homes and supported living schemes.

Other major investments include putting aside £8m of capital receipts to enable a loan to be made to the developers of the Buxton Crescent project in the event they are unable to secure private sector debt financing.

We have also allocated £0.5m to Chesterfield Register Office for a major refurbishment, which will improve disabled access and provide additional and secure storage.

As well as these, a number of corporate projects have been planned including works related to:

  • health and safety, EHO, vacant buildings, radon and demolition
  • risk management
  • kitchen ventilation schemes
  • fire certificate work.

Capital Starts Programme for 2014/15

Children and Younger Adults20.130
Adult Care4.800
Corporate Resources2.150
Environmental Services23.485

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