Former colliery site near Worksop to be transformed with 400 brand new homes
New life will be breathed into a former colliery site near Worksop as it is transformed into 400 brand new homes.
Housebuilder Keepmoat Homes has now completed the purchase of the former Firbeck Colliery site.
Following planning permission being granted by Bassetlaw District Council at the end of last year, the sale of the 32-acre land on Doncaster Road in Costhorpe cements plans to transform the site into a development of 400 new homes.
The development, which will be known as Osprey View, will comprise of a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes and has been designed to reflect the demand in the local area.
All the houses will be energy-efficient and homebuyers will also benefit from access to Langold Country Park.
Dan Crew, regional managing director at Keepmoat Homes, said: ‘’We are very excited to progress with our plans and breathe new life into the disused site.
"The new energy-efficient homes are designed to support the demand in the local area including first-time buyers who are eager to get their foot onto the property ladder, as well as those looking to up-size.
“We are committed to transforming the site into a brand new and inclusive community which will have access to the beautiful country park and lake, and we envisage the development to be popular with both families and walkers alike.”
The former Firbeck Colliery, which ceased operation in the late 1960s, later became Costhorpe Industrial Estate along with a variety of industrial uses but has since laid vacant for several years.
Councillor David Pidwell, ward member for Carlton-in-Lindrick, said: “We have been working with partners to enable development on the former Firbeck Colliery site for more than ten years and have faced a significant range of difficulties and constraints to regenerate one of the district’s key sites.
"We look forward to working with Keepmoat Homes to see it finally transformed from a derelict site to a place where residents and families can call home.”
Construction is due to commence imminently, with the first homeowners expected to move in from January 2022. The development will take around eight years to complete.