Harworth: More than 1,600 homes are set to be built at the former site of Harworth colliery

Aerial view of the Harworth Colliery site which is due to be taken up by 1,600 houses

Aerial view of the Harworth Colliery site which is due to be taken up by 1,600 houses

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Harworth could be set for an additional 1,628 new homes after the government shortlisted the town to become one of the first flagship housing zones in England.

Bassetlaw District Council’s Growth Team, working in partnership with landowner Harworth Estates and Harworth and Bircotes Town Council submitted a bid to government for a development of 1,628 additional new homes and community infrastructure on the site of the former Harworth colliery.

Coun Jo White, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “We are delighted that the government is recognising Harworth’s potential. The town and surrounding area boasts 101 hectares of well-connected employment land that we are actively marketing for development.”

“The Housing Zone will enable the development of good quality, mixed tenure new housing and facilities to provide for this growing community.”

Coun June Evans, chair of Harworth and Bircotes Town Council, said: “We are taking great strides forward in Harworth and Bircotes and in the last couple of years have seen the development of new supermarkets, a neighbourhood plan and an upsurge in interest from house builders and businesses looking to invest and locate in the area. Working in partnership with Harworth Estates will see improvements to community facilities and our Town Centre.”