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 urban community, complete with housing, medical centre, community centre, nursery and public space.

Located opposite Pontefract Racecourse, the former Prince of Wales Pit Yard site has already delivered a new road improvement and feature entrance and 275 homes. It will include public spaces and cycle ways within the site that will eventually host 900 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

 

Funding

Growing Places Fund- £1.950 million

Project Status

Activity 6: Delivery

Start and end dates

2014- 2019

Delivery partners

None

Other funders

Harworth Estates

Get in touch (contact information)

lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk