Plans to transform former colliery

Aerial photograph of the Rossington Colliery site.
Aerial photograph of the Rossington Colliery site.

A PLANNING application has been submitted for the redevelopment of the former colliery at Rossington.

Harworth Estates, the property and regeneration division of UK Coal, has submitted an outline planning application for the former colliery at Rossington which has been derelict since its closure and demolition in 2007.

The new development would provide up to 1200 new homes, a local foodstore, community building, hotel, fast food restaurant, pub and land for a new primary school.

The scheme will also provide children’s play space and access to the new public open space provided on the restored spoil heap land to the south.

The development follows the submission of the application for the new Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme road scheme (FARRRS) and the recent approval for the Inland Port which is immediately to the west of the colliery site.

The proposal is an integral part of the regeneration plans for Rossington and the wider area, with a link road from the new FARRRS road to Rossington passing through the colliery site and transforming the access to and from the village with Doncaster and the motorway.

A decision is anticipated on the application in Summer 2012, with work on the site clean-up and road link expected to start before the end of the year.