917 new homes at former pit

Plans go on public view at Pontefract town hall, for the revamp of the former  Prince of Wales pit site.'p310c435
Plans go on public view at Pontefract town hall, for the revamp of the former Prince of Wales pit site.'p310c435
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More than 300 people viewed plans for the redevelopment of Pontefract’s former Prince of Wales Colliery site at an event last week.

Harworth Estates started development of the former pit site in December after being granted planning permission by Wakefield Council.

Representatives from Harworth, Spawforths and Ben Bailey Homes displayed their plans to the public at Pontefract Town Hall last Wednesday.

Iain Thomson, partnership manager at Harworth Estates, said: “We were delighted with the attendance at our engagement event, with over 300 people attending throughout the day at the town hall.

“The public got to see the overall masterplan for the scheme, alongside Ben Bailey’s plans for 131 three and four-bedroom houses in the first phase of development.

“Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with a number of residents being reassured about both the proposed quality of the development and its connectivity with the rest of Pontefract.”

The scheme will include 917 new homes on the site of the 77-acre former pit yard along with 230,000 sq ft of business space, shops, cafes, a medical centre, community centre, nursery and parkland.

Work on the first phase of housing is expected to start in March and the scheme will also pave the way for a new 1.5km link road between the former pit site and Monkhill.

For more information on the scheme visit www.harworthestates.co.uk