Tuesday, November 3, 2009

News: Minister visits Waverley New Community in Rotherham


Business Minister Ian Lucas MP, has visited Rotherham to see plans for the proposed new £100m Waverley Community.

The 741 acre brownfield site, owned by UK COAL, covers an area bigger than Sheffield city centre and will be transformed into a bustling town of 9,000 people. Around 4,000 new homes will be built, along with shops, restaurants, schools, leisure facilities, health and community centres and parks.

Harworth Estates, the property arm of UK COAL, and planners BNP Paribas have recently submitted ammended plans as they await approval of outline planning from Rotherham Borough Council.

Ian Lucas is a Minister at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, with particular responsibility for business sectors including manufacturing, engineering, construction and aerospace as well as sustainable development and regulation.

On his visit Mr Lucas was also shown the Advanced Manufacturing Park, which sits alongside the site and the proposed location for the development of Highfield Commercial, a joint venture between UK COAL plc and Helical Governetz.

The development aims to provide offices for government departments as part of an initiative to move activities into Yorkshire creating 7,000 new jobs.

Sue Anderson, director of management operations at Harworth Estates, said: "We were delighted to welcome Ian Lucas to South Yorkshire and give him some insight into how this region is making significant steps towards building sustainable futures and creating a centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing industries."

Waverley Community website
AMP website

Images: Harworth Estates


Anonymous,  November 9, 2009 at 9:16 PM  

Oh wow 4,400 new homes, with 3 occupants per house, i.e. 2 adults 1 child - and just what new roads will be built to get people off this "new community" and avoid traffic gridlock and higher air pollution in Handsworth or Darnall/Tinsley?

Is this the same area that began life in the local RMBC politicians dream-scheme as "Son of Rother Valley CP"?

Yours in cynical desperation,

Tom,  November 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

Thnaks for your comment BramleyBoy. Maybe you could ask your questions to the developers at the consultation event on Monday November 23?


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