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Simpson Park

Simpson Park has the potential to accommodate up to 1,600 new homes, a new school, a new link road, open space, and significant green infrastructure: assisting in the ongoing regeneration of Harworth and Bircotes.

Simpson Park is named after Tom Simpson – a famous world champion cyclist that lived in the area who sadly died on the ascent of Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour de France. It is developed on the former Harworth colliery site where mining operations have been active for over 80 years. The abandoned in 2006 and eventually demolished in 2016.

The proposal will unlock the regeneration of a major brownfield site and diversify the local housing

A landscape masterplan has been devised to provide a well-structured and accessible series of spaces and streets with the aim of encouraging pedestrian movement and to be complimentary to, rather than a self-supporting, independent extension, of Harworth itself.

The design principles build on the aspirations in the Harworth and Bircotes Neighbourhood Plan and will ensure that the scheme delivers a sense of place and quality.

The landscape design sets the foundation for a development that responds positively to the local context. It draws together a number of inter-related character areas that have evolved through the design process, each with a unique character and experience, collectively aiding the visual and physical connection with the context to create an innovative and sustainable place to live.

Simpson Park, 3D Visual

Simpson Park masterplan