Jones Homes has acquired 5.95 acres of land at the former Harworth and Birtles Colliery site.
Simpson Park, a development of 71 homes off Colliery Road in Harworth, marks the next phase of regeneration of the former colliery. It will open to visitors early in 2019.
Jones Homes is building three and four-bedroom houses at the development, having completed work on the first stage of the colliery’s regeneration in April last year. The company built 118 homes at Woodland Grange, off Scrooby Road.
This new development forms part of the wider Simpson Park development, a major growth project by Harworth Estates. It is named in memory of former Harworth cyclist Tom Simpson.
David Ruffley, Regional Director for Jones Homes, said: “Jones Homes is delighted to be involved in this landmark regeneration project and we are committed to providing quality new homes in Harworth.
“Woodland Grange was a huge success. The homes were bought by local people who were looking for highly-specified quality, low-maintenance homes, as well as people looking to move to the area because of strong links to the A1, M1 and M62.
“Our new homes in Harworth are meeting the needs of local people and attracting more residents to the area, which in turn provides a boost to the local economy.
“We are looking forward to welcoming people to Simpson Park and helping to drive forward the regeneration of Harworth.”
Jones Homes will contribute around £170,000 towards education as part of its planning agreement for Simpson Park. This is in addition to the £635,000 invested in infrastructure under the planning agreement for Woodland Grange. The money went towards affordable homes, community facilities, education and public open spaces.
Simpson Park currently has outline planning permission for up to 996 homes. The landowners, Harworth Estates, have now applied to extend this consent to 1,300 homes and to provide a primary school, pub restaurant and public open space. The additional homes would be on land previously allocated for employment use.