Plans submitted for 1,200 homes on former colliery
A planning application has been submitted for a 1,200 home development on the site of a former colliery near Doncaster.
Harworth Estates – the property and regeneration division of UK Coal – has put in an outline application for the redevelopment of the Rossington Colliery, which was closed and demolished in 2007.
The site had been included in the plans for the Rossington eco town, however this was shelved following the change of government in May 2010 and economic downturn.
The plans for the site now include shops, a restaurant and pub, land for a primary school, and community centre, as well as the homes.
Details of the housing have not yet been decided, but Spawforths, the planning and design consultancy that has led the preparation of the planning application, said the level of affordable housing ‘will be determined through discussions with the council, and will be informed by local need and the economic viability of the scheme’.
Adrian Spawforth, project architect and managing director of Spawforths, said: ‘The project forms part of the ambitious regeneration aspirations for this area of Doncaster, and it is a fundamental element of those plans.’
Tim Love, strategic land director of Harworth Estates, said: ‘Harworth Estates will be working in close partnership with Doncaster Council, and other private sector contributors, and are looking forward to their continual involvement to ensure delivery over the next 15 years.’