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St Modwen given go-ahead for development of former colliery site

St Modwen Developments Ltd, the development subsidiary of St Modwen Properties PLC, has been granted planning permission for the mixed-use redevelopment of a disused colliery site at Norton, Stoke-on-Trent.

The acquisition of the 40 hectare (99 acre) site, Norton Park, from Stoke-on-Trent City Council was held up by a threatened judicial review of the planning decision, which has now been withdrawn.

St Modwen has consent to transform the disused colliery spoil heap and unrestored landfill site with the development of residential development on 16 hectares (39.5 acres), commercial development of three hectares (7.5 acres) and to turn the remaining 21 hectares (52 acres) into open space.

Ray Hill, Development Surveyor for St Modwen, said: “The completion of restoration works to the landfill site is the top priority. An immediate start will be made and we shall also be remodelling the colliery spoil. The installation of the first phase of infrastructure will follow early next year and the commercial and residential developments should be underway during 2002.”

Daniel & Hulme and Insignia Richard Ellis are joint agents for Etruria Valley.

For further information contact Ray Hill of St Modwen on 0121-456-2800).

Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).