Multi-million pound plans to build an employment park to the south of Harworth could create up to 3,500 new jobs for the town and boost the local economy by an estimated £500m.
Plans for the 2.5m sqft employment park were submitted to Bassetlaw Council this week and residents and businesses will be able to have their say once the consultation period opens over the coming weeks.
Jo White, deputy leader of Bassetlaw Council and cabinet member for Regeneration, said:“This is fantastic news for the local area.”
“Not only will this bring a welcome jobs boost but it shows that big business is prepared to invest in North Notts.”
“Harworth and Bircotes have been identified as a the main key regeneration area for both housing and businesses in Bassetlaw.”
“And this development shows there is an appetite for international, national and local businesses to invest, relocate and set up in our district.”
“Companies of all sizes are now discovering that Bassetlaw, has excellent travel links and connectivity that will allow companies to thrive on a national scale.”
The news comes after the council’s Regeneration and Investment Team worked closely with the developers Barton Willmore, the UK’s largest independent, integrated planning and design consultancy and land owners Harworth South Ltd, who are funding the £200m project.
Dan Mitchell, partner at Barton Willmore, said:“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.”