Next stage of Prince of Wales housing development gets underway
The next stage of a flagship housing scheme in Pontefract is getting underway, which is supporting the economic growth in the town.
(Left to right) Ollie Cowling, Assistant Development Surveyor at Harworth Group, Cllr Lorna Malkin, Cllr Clive Tennant and Cllr David Jones at the former Prince of Wales Colliery site
Wakefield Council has given planning permission for the land at the Prince of Wales Colliery to be used for 917 new homes and for community facilities including a new medical centre, shops and parkland. It is expected to be fully completed in 2023.
Land is now ready for the fourth stage of the development.
As part of the scheme road works have taken place around the development to ensure that traffic flows freely and includes the new £4m link road, which runs to the north of the site.
Cllr Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said: "It is very positive news that the next section of the former Prince of Wales Colliery is now ready to be developed.
"This is a good example of the private sector investing in the district and recognising that Pontefract is a great place to live and work.
"I am very pleased that the housing scheme is playing its part in encouraging the economic growth and prosperity of the town and of our wider district."
The Prince of Wales site will also be connected to Pontefract Town Centre through high quality cycle and pedestrian routes, to encourage new residents to visit the shops and attractions.