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More than 900 homes to be built in new Yorkshire scheme

Plans to develop a 120 ha former colliery site in West Yorkshire have been given the green light.

The proposal is expected to create 1,000 new jobs through the building of over 900 houses and other properties.

UK Coal said the development of the former Prince of Wales pit at Pontefract will be one of the largest-ever brownfield regeneration projects.

Prince of Wales was the oldest colliery in Britain when it closed six years ago and the site will now be transformed with houses, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes as well as a medical centre, day nursery, community centre and parkland.