Harworth: Plans approved for 250 new homes to be built

Bassetlaw Council has approved planning permission for 250 new homes to be built in Harworth.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 8th November 2013, 9:51 am
The site on Bawtry Road in Harworth where 250 new homes will be built
The site on Bawtry Road in Harworth where 250 new homes will be built

The scheme will see the new houses built at land on Plumtree Farm on Bawtry Road.

Under the terms of the scheme, 15 per cent of the homes will be affordable housing.

Council planning officer Julie Lawson said the development would be part of the council’s ongoing core strategy that sees Harworth as a sustainable urban development within the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework.

Addressing the meeting as a speaker, ward councillor for Harworth & Bircotes, Coun June Evans, said: “I support this plan as it recognises the need for development, without which, Harworth is a dead community.”

Councillors Barry Bowles and Annette Simpson both raised concerns over the outcomes of awaited archeological surveys on the proposed site.

Coun Bowles also sought assurances over funding for longer-term increased traffic and educational needs of the development.

But officers said there was no need for concern as both elements were conditions that the developers Persimmon Homes had already had to factor into their planning proposal prior to submitting their application.

The motion was unanimously approved with Harworth ward councillor, Dave Challinor, describing the scheme as “a chance for Harworth to be like a phoenix rising from the ashes.”