Former Kellingley Colliery

Following the closure of the last deep coal mine in the UK, the new owners, Harworth Group, are seeking consent for its redevelopment through the creation of mixed use employment park.  

The redevelopment of the former Kellingley Colliery Site in Selby, North Yorkshire will bring about the creation of up 1.45 million sqft. of employment development and ancillary retail uses. Given the site’s existing infrastructure, including rail track, canal wharf and good accessibility onto the national motorway network, the draft proposals represent an exciting and significant opportunity to redevelop the site that will replace employment lost when the mine closed late last year. A fact that has been acknowledged by a number of stakeholders including the District Council, County Council and the Local Enterprise Partnerships.

Project details

  • 64 hectare site
  • Located outside the Green Belt in open countryside

Working alongside the Development Economics team, we assessed the economic benefits associated with the proposed development, both during the construction and operational phases.

The site is expected to create around 2,700 new jobs following significant private sector investment; estimated to be in the region of £40m per annum, both indirectly and directly during the construction phase. Once fully constructed, it is envisaged that the development will generate in the region of £3.3m in business rates. All of which will make a significant contribution to the local economy.

Our team secured a resolution to grant planning permission in April 2017. The first Reserved Matters application is planned to be submitted in late Spring / early Summer 2017 with the development being delivered over the next 10 years.