Growing Places Fund Prince of Wales Pontefract

A £1.950 million loan from the Growing Places Fund is helping to redevelop a former colliery site into a 31 hectare urban community, complete with housing, medical centre, community centre, nursery and public space.

A £1.950 million loan from the Growing Places Fund is helping to redevelop a former colliery site into a 31 hectare substantial housing site. It will include public spaces and cycle ways within the site that will eventually host up to 900 homes.

Located opposite Pontefract Racecourse, the former Prince of Wales Pit Yard site has already delivered a new road improvement and feature entrance and 347 homes. 

About the Growing Places Fund (LEP Loans)

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places Fund provides loan funding to kick-start stalled development or infrastructure projects that will create homes, jobs and other economic benefits in Leeds City Region. The initial £35.5m Growing Places Fund investment was provided by Government in 2012, specifically to invest in development schemes that are unable to proceed due to a lack of commercial finance.

Project Lead Harworth Estates (Waverley Prince of Wales)
District/ Area Wakefield
Business case summary Link here
Funding Growing Places Fund £1.95 million
Project Status Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates 2014 - 2019
Delivery partners None
Other funders Harworth Estates
Get in touch lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020