UK Coal has submitted plans for South Yorkshire’s largest ever brownfield development.

The mining, property and energy company has submitted the plans to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for a 4,000-homes community at the former coke works and mining site near Catliffe.

Through its property development company, Haworth Estates, the company is proposing redeveloping the 741-acre site over 20 years.

The residential development, which will create a 9,000 strong community, is the third major planning application in the region for UK Coal.

It has already received consent for the Advanced Manufacturing Park and Highfield Commercial at a 100-acre site.

A separate planning application by Helical Governetz for a large office development for government workers at the site is also proposed.

The application comes in the same week as UK COAL was granted planning permission by Wakefield Council to develop 917 homes and a business park on the 300-acre former Prince of Wales Colliery site at Pontefract in West Yorkshire.

Atisreal advised UK Coal.