A successful planning application by Hargreaves Land is set to deliver important economic benefits to a former colliery in Yorkshire.
Temporary planning consent has been secured at Maltby Colliery, which will enable plant and machinery auctions to be hosted by the International auctioneers, Ritchie Bros.
The 12-month planning approval was granted on March 14th by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The decision comes after two public consultations were held to provide details on how part of the Maltby Colliery site could be used as a new UK auction site and headquarters.
Hargreaves Land is now working on the preparation of a planning application to secure full permanent consent, which is due to be submitted in April.
Lee Weatherall, Planning and Development Manager at Hargreaves Land said: “We are delighted that planning consent has been secured to enable Ritchie Bros. to operate for a 12-month period at Maltby Colliery. This is the first step of a longer term plan which could extend to 26 acres for a 25-year period subject to planning.”
If successful, the 26-acre scheme would deliver approximately 30 full time jobs and would result in a £3m investment program at the former Colliery. Ritchie Bros. estimates that it will also spend approximately £750,000 per annum on goods and services, much of which would be invested in the local area.