Remediation of the site began in December 2013 with Phase 1 infrastructure work completing at the end of December 2014. This was supported by a £1.95m Growing Places Fund loan from Leeds City Region to speed up the work.
Avant Homes (formerly known as Ben Bailey Homes) were selected as the first housebuilder for the scheme in January 2015, building 131 homes. This was closely followed by Harron Homes purchasing a parcel of land to build 95 homes before purchasing a second parcel in 2016 to build a further 89 homes. In Q3 2018, Avant Homes also returned to the site with the purchase of their second parcel to build 83 two-, three- and four- bedroom homes.
The former spoil heap next to the pit yard has also been transformed and will become a new country park, providing a new public open space for the community. Alongside nearby Pontefract Park and Pontefract Racecourse, this will provide an extremely attractive gateway into Pontefract. The site also provides the engineered road corridor for the Northern link road – a central piece of infrastructure for the future growth of Pontefract which was completed in February 2015.