History

Originally zoned for industrial development, June 1990 saw the granting of outline planning permission to the CP Holdings Group for a 300-acre site at Barlborough in the District of Bolsover and with the co-operation of the Sitwell family of Renishaw as landowners, British Coal and the support of the Council, the project went ahead. A subsidiary of the Group began work on open casting the underlying coal from the Clowne seam and compacting and reclaiming the land. The Company has dedicated extensive areas of open space to the local authority and a feature of the site is a nine-hole pays and plays golf course and club house at the heart of the development. Other community benefits resulting from the scheme have included the construction of the Barlborough Bypass, a village hall and play areas as well as generating economic and social benefits that have a positive and lasting effect on the area. Scott Wilson acted as Engineers for Waystone Ltd whilst Faulks Perry, Culley and Rech advised on landscape and ecology.