Plan to build more than 350 homes on former Doncaster colliery site

More details have emerged regarding a new housing estate planned on the edge of a Doncaster town.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 8:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 12:14 pm
Broomhouse Lane in Edlington where there are plans for more than 350 new homes to be built.

Gleeson Homes has submitted documents which outline proposals for 353 new homes off Broomhouse Lane in Edlington.

The site is much of the former Yorkshire Main Colliery and the plans will consist of a mixture of two, three and four bedroom homes.

The application site is around 42 acres and is currently a large expanse of vacant land, surrounded on all fronts by dense trees.

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Documents show that there will be two parking spaces per home with a central green space in the middle of the development.

The site is part of an area with local historical importance as it once formed part of the Yorkshire Main pit

The pit was established in 1909 and extracted millions of tonnes of coal between its opening and closure in 1985.

The development site was the eastern point of the former YMC site, in an area previously used for spoil tipping. The site also accommodated associated railways and an engine house.

Following the pit’s closure in 1985, tip washing operations were undertaken to recover coal. Regrading works were then undertaken to create a development platform and vegetation subsequently began to grow.

Part of the former pit to the south of the site has since been redeveloped as Edlington Country Park.

A spokesman for Gleeson Homes said: “This application is for a full planning application with reserved matters for the residential development of 353 dwellings.

“Detailed and careful consideration has been given to the proposals. The proposals create a development that not only respects the site and its surroundings but also provides a high quality and well considered place to live.

“In light of the documentation submitted in support of this application, it is considered that consent should be granted for the proposed development.”

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