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Prince of Wales Colliery, Pontefract


Spawforths secured planning permission on behalf of Harworth Estates for the redevelopment of the Former Prince of Wales Colliery site, to provide a sustainable urban extension to the historic town of Pontefract. The scheme comprises up to 917 dwellings and 20,000 m2 of commercial floor space with associated community facilities and open space. The proposals were designed to achieve a sustainable, inclusive and integrated community and were informed by extensive public consultation and liaison with the Council.

Spawforths subsequently secured consent for a number of housbuilders to bring forward residential development, in addition to discharging Planning conditions, on behalf of Harworth Estates.

Spawforths provided specialist planning, masterplanning, design and environmental impact assessment services and produced a design code on behalf of Harworth Estates to achieve a coordinated and high quality design across the site. Furthermore, Spawforths have worked with several clients across the site, to deliver housing on this high profile site. 

Services Provided by Spawforths

  • Constraints plans / master plans
  • Design Feasibility Studies 
  • Affordable Housing
  • Development Plan Representations
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Masterplanning; Planning Applications and Negotiations
  • Planning Audits and Development Strategies 
  • Community Exhibitions and Consultation Events
  • Delivery Plans
  • Design Codes
  • Masterplans
  • Vision Statements 

What Can I Do Next…

At Spawforths we are proud to act as trusted advisers to a wide range of clients including private individuals, businesses, charities and the public sector. If you would like further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

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National Custom & Self Build Association
Passive House Designer
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
RTPI Chartered Town Planner
RIBA Chartered Practice
The Academy of Urbanism
Landscape Institute Registered Practice
IEMA Quality Mark
Smarter Planning Champion
Place Alliance