More houses planned for old mining site near Rotherham

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Dozens of homes are set to built on the former Orgeave mining and industrial site following a land sale.

Property regeneration company Harworth Estates has completed its latest sale at the Waverley development, on land between Sheffield and Rotherham, to Harron Homes.

The acquisition, which is Harron’s third at Waverley, will enable it to build 81 further family homes on the 740-acre site, which has outline planning consent for nearly 4,000 new homes.

It brings the number of residential plots purchased by housebuilders at Waverley to 571.

About 300 of these new homes are already completed or under construction by three national and regional housebuilders – Harron, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt – with more than 250 now occupied over the past two years.

Kevin Chapman, land manager of Harron Homes, said: “We already enjoy an excellent working relationship with Harworth Estates and we have been impressed with how Waverley has developed as a community over the past two years.

“Purchasing another phase of development therefore makes total sense for the company.”