Harworth Estates has received outline planning consent for a significant development of new housing in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire.
South Derbyshire Council has granted outline consent for the development of up to 570 residential to the north of William Nadin Way along with a significant amount of new public open space for the benefit of the local community.
The residential development will be on three parcels of land in an area between Park Road, Burton Road and William Nadin Way, adjacent to a new golf course and a driving range which is currently under construction.
The three parcels of land comprise:
• 5.8 acres to the south of Woodview Road, Newhall, where Harworth proposes up to 60 dwellings together with associated highway works, public open space, landscaping, associated drainage infrastructure and the creation of pedestrian and cycle ways
• 8.25 acres, currently in agricultural use which fronts Park Road and Woodland Road, where Harworth proposes up to 110 dwellings, together with associated highways works, public open space, landscaping, associated drainage infrastructure and the creation of pedestrian and cycle ways ; Harworth’s golf course development is to the east of this site. The driving range is expected to be completed next month, while the first nine holes of an eventual eighteen hole golf course is scheduled for completion in 2016
• 66.7 acres to the north of William Nadin Way, including council-owned sports pitches and a local wildlife site, where Harworth proposes up to 400 dwellings, together with associated highways works, public open space, sports pitches and changing facilities, a new urban park, landscaping, associated drainage infrastructure and the creation of pedestrian and cycle ways
A range of community facility improvements are also proposed by Harworth for the benefit of the local community, including an upgrade of the Oversetts Road recreation area and pedestrian link improvements to the town.
The outline planning consent was achieved by Harworth’s Strategic Land division. Over the last six years Harworth has obtained consents for more than 11,000 housing plots and more than 8 million sq ft of employment space across the north of England and the Midlands.
Stuart Ashton, Planning and Development Manager in the Strategic Land division, said: “This development is a key part of Swadlincote’s regeneration that will provide a mix of high-quality homes with new pedestrian and cycle links in an attractive new environment.
“New housing remains in short supply in the UK. Our development will help to meet the continuing housing shortfall in the Midlands.”