Friday, June 5, 2020

Green light for major mixed-use development at former colliery in Nottinghamshire

Plans for a mixed-use development at the former Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire, that could create over 1,000 jobs, have been approved.

Thoresby Colliery closed in 2015, with the loss of 600 jobs. It was the last deep coal mine to close in Nottinghamshire.

Harworth Group, who are behind the plans for the site, are looking to redevelop it into an 800 home residential development, a strategic employment site, comprising of over 32,000 sq m of space, a Country Park, a local centre, containing a mix of leisure, commercial, employment, community, retail, health, and residential uses – which will include a zip wire – and a primary school.

The application was previously brought before the Planning Committee in October 2017, where it was recommended for approval.

A document released by the council ahead of the decision on the plans reads: “A development of this scale will inevitably have impacts and will inevitably change the existing character of the location, albeit this can be balanced against the existing vacant appearance of the site and brownfield nature of the land. It does not, however, follow that a significant change must equate to unacceptable harm in planning terms.

“This planning application represents an opportunity to deliver a substantial amount of dwellings, employment, and associated infrastructure. The delivery of housing, in this case promoted by a master developer with experience in the North and Midlands Regions, is a significant material planning consideration given the governments drive to encourage the delivery of new housing in the right places.

“On this latter point the site comprises large areas of vacant brownfield land, it contains significant existing infrastructure (which to remove also raises sustainability questions) and it is locationally well located with respect to Edwinstowe. The site is supported for adoption by this Council’s Draft Revised Core Strategy, which is now in the latter stages of preparation having been submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination. The scheme is in accordance with the proposed site allocation.

“The scheme will deliver a number of additional benefits to be weighed in an overall planning balance. The site will also contribute to boosting the Council’s 5 year housing land supply andbeyond. The redevelopment of the site will deliver more than 1,000 new jobs, new housing and thorough and careful restoration of the spoil heap to provide leisure and recreation opportunities.”

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