3,500 new jobs expected from proposed employment park in Harworth

Barton Willmore, the UK’s largest independent, integrated planning and design consultancy, has submitted an outline planning application for a 2.5 million sq ft employment park at 200 acres of land to the south of Harworth and Bircotes.

Harworth South Ltd are funding the £200 million scheme designed by Barton Willmore who also prepared the planning application. The park will deliver over 3,500 new jobs and provide a £500 million boost to the local economy.

A new road will link Bawtry Road and Blyth Road and the scheme will provide starter units for small businesses as well as a range of larger space buildings for regional and national occupiers. The employment park will be complemented by other facilities including areas of natural green space and a gateway hub with a shop, cafe, creche, public house and hotel which will be a focal point for the scheme.

Dan Mitchell, Partner at Barton Willmore, commented:

“The application represents the culmination of many months of hard work in designing a scheme that will provide a real step change in the fortunes of this important town. Harworth is an exciting place of opportunity and to do business, with passionate local people who want the town to be successful. Our proposals will provide much needed accommodation for many local businesses creating the right opportunities for them to grow.”

Max Howard, Director at Harworth South Limited said:

“We have evolved our proposals by working closely with Bassetlaw District Council and Harworth Town Council. Now that the application is submitted together with the full evidence base, we hope that the Council can support the proposals at Planning Committee. The scheme is important for Harworth and for Bassetlaw and will provide much needed new jobs. We have the opportunity to attract high technology manufacturing businesses and logistic companies. The site is ideally situated adjacent to the A1(M).”

Harworth South is receiving agency advice from Brown & Co’s Retford office and Barton Willmore provided town planning, masterplanning and landscape services.