Harworth Estates has revealed revised plans for a low- density rail hub at the former Daw Mill Colliery in north Warwickshire.
The new plans reflect a second revision to Harworth’s planning application for the regeneration of Daw Mill, near Arley. They take into account the views of community groups, local residents, councillors and potential occupiers on the existing application, reducing the size of the overall built development by nearly two-thirds to 265,000 sq ft.
This revision significantly cuts the proposed amount of traffic to and from the site, which was of key importance to local residents. HGV movements would be cut to around 50 per day and commuter traffic would be half of what it was when the site was a working colliery.
Harworth is holding an open public consultation event on Tuesday 14 July from 5.00pm-8.00pm at Nether Whitacre Village Hall, Station Road, where it will reveal plans in more detail.
Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive of Harworth Estates, said: “We’ve directly responded to the views of local people by reducing the size of the development by nearly two thirds from our original planning application.
“We have always promised a viable employment-led scheme. A number of rail-related occupiers have already expressed an interest in Daw Mill without the site being formally marketed, reflecting the lack of existing rail-connected space in the West Midlands.
“Our plans for a low-density rail hub makes best use of Daw Mill’s assets – its railhead and its high power supply – while striking a balance between bringing employment back to the site and minimising disruption to the local community. We want to reemphasise to local people that Daw Mill is not, nor will it ever be, promoted as a road-based distribution site and I strongly encourage people to attend the public consultation event to look at what we’re proposing.”