Harworth Estates has received outline planning consent for a significant development of new housing adjoining the new Gedling Country Park in Nottinghamshire.
Gedling Borough Council has granted unanimous consent for the development of up to 150 residential units on 23.5 acres of former colliery land on the eastern edge of Mapperley Plains in the village of Lambley.
The high-quality homes will be complementary to new residential properties on Bradstone Drive and will border Gedling Country Park, which opens to the public on Saturday 28 March. Harworth’s site will improve access to 240 acre park, which provides open space, footpaths and wildlife for the benefit of local people.
The creation of the park came about after Harworth in 2013 agreed a long-term lease with Gedling Borough Council on the former Gedling colliery, which had lain dormant for more than 20 years. Gedling Borough Council has invested nearly £1 million to complete the first phase of works that will lead to the park opening to the public.
The outline planning consent was achieved by Harworth’s Strategic Land division, which is headed by Tim Love. Over the last six years Harworth has obtained consents for more than 10,000 housing plots and more than 8 million sq ft of employment space across the north of England and the Midlands.
Tim Love, Director of Harworth Estates’ Strategic Land division, said: “We’ve enjoyed a huge amount of success working closely with housebuilders and local authorities to achieve planning consents that provide regeneration benefits for local communities.
“This project in Gedling will provide high-quality homes in a beautiful new environment.
“New housing remains in short supply in the UK. By helping to bring forward land for new homes, we are continuing to support efforts to rebalance the UK economy, while providing great places for people to live.”
DTZ acted for Harworth as planning consultant.