Building starts on 1200 houses
Published:  06 September, 2012

Doncaster: Plans to build 1200 homes on the site of a former South Yorkshire colliery have been given the go-ahead.

Work on the project is expected to start after the link road between Farras and West End Lane opens in 2014, with the shop and pub first on the list to be constructed.

Doncaster Council approved the application from Harworth Estates to build the houses, supermarket, hotel and a school at the old Rossington Colliery site, near Doncaster.

Work started in July to clear the former pit. More than 13m-tonnes of colliery spoil and almost a million tonnes of coal will be removed from the site over the next five years.

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