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Written by Matthew Lane

Outline planning consent for a significant development of new housing next-door to the new Gedling Country Park in Nottinghamshire has been received by Harworth Estates, the UK property regeneration company. 
On 23.5 acres of former colliery land on the eastern edge of Mapperley Plains in the village of Lambley, Gedling Borough Council has granted unanimous consent for the development of up to 150 residential units.
These high-quality homes will complement new residential properties on Bradstone Drive and, when it opens to the public on Saturday 28 March, will border Gedling Country Park. Harworth’s planned development will improve access to the 240 acre park, which offers local people the chance to explore open space, footpaths and wildlife.
After Harworth agreed a long-term lease in 2013 with Gedling Borough Council on the former Gedling colliery, which had lain undeveloped for more than 20 years, the idea for the establishment of a park was mooted. Subsequently, Gedling Borough Council has invested almost £1 million to complete the first phase of works that will lead to the park opening to the public.
The outline planning consent was obtained by Harworth’s Strategic Land Division, headed by Tim Love. Harworth has acquired consents for more than 10,000 housing plots and more than 8 million sq ft of employment space across the north of England and the Midlands in the last six years.
“We’ve enjoyed a huge amount of success working closely with house-builders and local authorities to achieve planning consents that provide regeneration benefits for local communities,” Tim Love, Director of Harworth Estates’ Strategic Land division, said. “This project in Gedling will provide high-quality homes in a beautiful new environment.” 
He added: “New housing remains in short supply in the UK. By helping to bring forward land for new homes, we are continuing to support efforts to rebalance the UK economy, while providing great places for people to live.”


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