Simpson Park has the potential to accommodate over 1,600 new homes, a new school and a family pub with the support of a being a designated housing zone.
SITE HISTORY & VISION
Simpson Park is developed on the former Harworth colliery site where mining operations have been active for over 80 years since 1924 after work to sink the shafts began in 1913. The colliery was mothballed in 2006 before it was abandoned several years later and eventually demolished in 2016.
Our scheme forms part of the area’s wider plans for a residential-led development where proposals include up to 1,600 new homes, a new primary school, family pub, link road, open space and significant green infrastructure: as such, providing an opportunity to assist in the ongoing regeneration of Harworth and Bircotes.
The site is a key regeneration priority and its redevelopment is strongly supported by the Council and local stakeholders. The proposal will unlock the regeneration of a major brownfield site and diversify the local housing offer in line with known demand.
Outline planning permission was granted in 2011 for a mix of residential, retail and employment uses. To date, 118 residential units (phase 1a) and an Asda store have been completed, with housing developers selected to deliver 200 units as phases 1Ca/1Cb.
There has been no interest in employment uses (phase 3) with a major employment land allocation – South Harworth – perceived as a more suitable location. Therefore, a new outline planning application for residential units is to be submitted for the balance of the site and to regularise the existing permission.
118 new homes (Phase 1A) has been completed by Jones Homes, along with Asda (phase 1B) which has been open and operational since 2016.
Sales of the two fully serviced gateway land parcels at the Scrooby Road entrance, have been agreed to Kier living and Jones Homes to deliver a total of 197 new homes. First occupations are anticipated in December 2018.
Extensive remediation of the former coking works is anticipated to complete September 2018.
OPPORTUNITIES & ENQUIRIES
The next residential Parcels are expected to be brought forward from 2019. We are also open to enquiries regarding the family pub. Please contact Peter Henry in the first instance for further information.