Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

New park for Chapeltown

English Partnerships has invested £11.3 million to transform a disused coal tip near Sheffield, into a park for local residents.

The agency will work with regional development agency Yorkshire Forward and regeneration body Renaissance South Yorkshire to regenerate the Hesley Wood tip in Chapeltown.

The plans include a network of public footpaths and cycle tracks. The partners are currently looking for a contractor to carry out the reclamation work before submitting a full planning application for the new uses of the site.

Head of Property & Coalfields at Renaissance South Yorkshire, Ian Bramley said: “This funding will enable a large contaminated brownfield site to be reclaimed and given back to the local community to enjoy.

“When considering the options, there was naturally an emphasis on leisure and recreational uses of the site due to its green belt status. This funding will ensure that the local community is able to enjoy Hesley Wood safely in the future.”