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St Modwen sell further residential land at Norton Park

The exciting scheme being undertaken by St Modwen Developments Ltd, the development subsidiary of St Modwen Properties PLC to regenerate the former

Norton Colliery on Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, has taken another step forward

with the sale of 5.13 acres of residential land to national housebuilder

Barratt Homes.

This follows the sale of 12.67 acres to David Wilson Homes earlier in the


Barratt plans to build around 100 homes ranging from one-bedroom apartments

to four-bedroom houses which will feature a number of energy saving


St Modwen has a well-established track record for innovative regeneration

projects including in Stoke, the renowned Festival Park and Trentham Lakes,

home to the Britannia Stadium.

Norton Park will eventually provide up to 600 new homes with 50 acres of

open space and a local centre containing a convenience store, a family

pub/restaurant and other shopping facilities.

Ray Hill, development surveyor, St Modwen, said: “We have undertaken a

substantial earthmoving and remediation operation followed by the

installation of infrastructure to transform the former colliery and spoil

tip into a residential site. It is pleasing to see the future of Norton Park

taking shape with the imminent start on house building.”

James Webster of FPD Savills, who acted on behalf of St Modwen, said: “We

are very pleased at the successful sale to Barratt Homes. This means that

two national housebuilders will be providing a comprehensive range of new

homes at Norton Park. There will be a further phase of housing development

land to be released, probably late in 2004.”

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

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