Harworth Estates in partnership with the Welbeck Estate has received outline planning consent for a mixed-use development adjoining the Welbeck Country Park in Nottinghamshire.
Bassetlaw District Council has granted consent for the development of 117,325 sq ft of employment space, including office and other commercial uses, alongside up to 65 residential units and 3,550 sq ft of retail and food and beverage space on 73 acres of former colliery land south of Worksop.
The Welbeck development will benefit Welbeck Country Park, as Harworth will provide a new car parking area for visitors. It will increase Harworth’s investment in Bassetlaw, with the company presently regenerating the former Harworth Colliery into a major residential development. Jones Homes has now built more than 50 homes as part of the first phase of 118 new homes on the site.
Eddie Peat, Director of Harworth Estates’ Natural Resources team, said: “We’ve enjoyed a huge amount of success working closely with other landowners, housebuilders and local authorities to achieve planning consents that provide regeneration benefits for local communities.
“This project in Welbeck will provide an attractive mixed-use environment in a very attractive setting.
“We are particularly conscious that new housing remains in short supply in the UK. By helping to bring forward land for new homes and commercial development, we are continuing to support efforts to rebalance the UK economy, while providing great places for people to live”.
Darren Ridout, Estates Surveyor for the Welbeck Estate, said: “We have an excellent working relationship with Harworth Estates and are delighted with the outcome of the application. Bringing forward the redevelopment of the Colliery is a priority for the Estate and we now look forward to delivering it.”
Councillor Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This mixed development provides a host of opportunities for the local area and, by working with cross-border partners, we should see another former mining community given a new lease of life.
“It is encouraging to see that this development will provide employment and housing and will fulfil the community’s aspirations to see regeneration and investment on the fringes of Bassetlaw”.
Spawforths acted as planning consultant and masterplanner for the development.