Investment News | 16 February 2022

Developer reveals major plans for hundreds of new homes

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A developer has revealed major plans to regenerate a former Derbyshire mining town with hundreds of new homes set to be built on a brownfield site in the area.

Harworth Group has announced the freehold acquisition of a 133-acre strategic land site in Staveley, capable of delivering 600 new homes, extensive green space and other amenities.

Located off Works Road, the area has been identified by Chesterfield Borough Council’s Local Plan as a Strategic Site allocated to deliver 1,500 new dwellings and employment opportunities, alongside a HS2 maintenance depot, primary school and energy generation opportunities.

The site is also located along the Chesterfield Staveley Regeneration Route (CSRR), a proposed single carriageway road connecting Chesterfield to the M1, which is planned for completion in 2025.

Harworth will now work with the borough council, Derbyshire County Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, adjacent landowners and other local groups to bring forward a delivery plan for residential development along the CSRR.

It will also manage the closure of the landfill currently located on site, reclaiming the land for new habitat creation as well as the retention of ecology areas to ensure biodiversity net gain.

Submission of an outline planning application for the development is expected in 2023, to coincide with proposed timescales for the commencement of the CSSR.

Andrew Blackshaw, chief operating officer at Harworth, said: “Staveley is one of a number of recent acquisitions by Harworth as part of our strategy to grow our strategic land portfolio.

“We look forward to working with local authorities, landowners and other local groups to unlock the significant potential of this brownfield site.”

Andy Roberts, acquisition manager for Yorkshire and Central at Harworth, said: “Our freehold acquisition of Staveley presents an opportunity to take a leading role in delivering regeneration in the Staveley Corridor, building relationships with local stakeholders and using Harworth’s unique skillset to deliver new homes and amenities for the community.”

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