Harworth Secures Consent for 375 Homes in Doncaster

Harworth Estates has received outline planning consent for a development of up to 375 houses on the outskirts of Edlington, south west of Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Doncaster Council has given its approval for the construction of 375 houses, a pub and associated landscaping and public open space on part of the former Yorkshire Main colliery site. The development will be marketed as Warmsworth Gate to prospective housebuilders and future homeowners.

The outline planning consent at Edlington was achieved by Harworth’s Strategic Land division. Over the last six years Harworth has obtained consents for more than 11,000 housing plots with more than 1,500 plots in Doncaster.

Tim Love, Director of Strategic Land at Harworth Estates, said:  “This development forms part of Doncaster’s wider regeneration programme and supports the continuing housing shortfall in the local area. New housing remains in short supply in the UK and this consent is testament to our commitment to providing quality homes to areas where there is a severe lack of housing stock.”

Harworth is underway with other significant developments in Doncaster, including the installation 5MW solar farms on the site of the former Colliery sites at Askern and Thorne.

Construction of 1,200 new homes planned at Harworth’s Torne Park, the former Rossington Colliery site, has also begun this year. Harron Homes began constructing 70 homes as part of the first phase of the development after obtaining detailed planning consent from Doncaster Council. Taylor Wimpey also received detailed planning consent for up to 96 new homes.

The Rossington Colliery regeneration project will take up to ten years to complete and has been unlocked by the construction of the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS) link road, a new highway from Junction 3 of the M18 to the A638 at Parrot’s Corner.