English Partnerships is looking for a partner to develop 48.2 acres of land in Yorkshire under the government’s Carbon Challenge scheme.

The government’s regeneration agency wants to redevelop Brodsworth Woodlands, near Doncaster, into 500 homes and 145,300 sq ft of mixed-use commercial space in partnership with Renaissance South Yorkshire.

Under the Carbon Challenge scheme, which aims to ‘accelerate the house building industry’s response to climate change’, all homes at the development will be zero carbon, in line with level 6 of the government’s new Code for Sustainable development, and the commercial element will be BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rated.

Reclaimed Land

The land, formally the Brodsworth Colliery, was reclaimed in 1997 as a part of the English Partnerships National Coalfields Programme – with the majority of the land turned into Brodsworth Community Woodlands.

Residential development will cover 32.6 acres of the site with the remaining 15.57 given over to the commercial element.

Jones Lang LaSalle is marketing the site and advising on the chosen development partner.