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Ideas to make Waverley more active


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A consultation is underway over what can be done to make the new community being created at Waverley, an active one.

Harworth Group is transforming the former Orgreave coal mining site into Yorkshire’s largest ever mixed-use development that also includes the iconic Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).

The masterplan includes 3,890 homes, shops, restaurants, a primary school, and leisure and community facilities including parks and 310-acres of green open space.

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Now the developers are interested to hear views on the potential for Waverley Park, a Community Garden Room and a Mountain Bike Trail.

A linear park is designed to run right through the residential area providing important open space for people who live and work at Waverley. It would connect the AMP to the lake.

With a total site area of around 20 acres, its location and shape is designed to provide a significant amount of green space for formal and informal play but also as a pleasant green link for walkers and cyclists to travel through the development.

Working with the Community Council, Harworth are also exploring the possibility creating a collaborative space as part of the community garden being developed near the school.

To support health and wellbeing, an opportunity has also been identified through the Well Rotherham project and British Cycling to develop a beginner’s mountain bike track at Waverley.

More information and the consultation can be found here.

Images: Well Rotherham

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Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.


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