3, 500 jobs plan at new employment park near Doncaster

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Plans have been revealed for a multi-million pound employment park in Harworth that is expected to create more than 3, 500 new jobs.

Harworth South Ltd are funding the £200m scheme to build a 2.5m sq ft development on 200 acres of land to the south of Harworth and Bircotes.

The company said it will create thousands of jobs and provide a £500m boost to the local economy.

Barton Willmore, a planning and design consultancy firm, has submitted an outline planning application on the company’s behalf.

Plans reveal 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 is set to be complemented by other facilities including areas of natural green space and a gateway hub with a shop, café, crèche, public house and hotel.

Max Howard, director at Harworth South Ltd, 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).”

Dan Mitchell, partner at Barton Willmore, added: “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.”