Cortonwood, South Yorkshire
Smeeden Foreman have been involved in this site from the initial landform design for the reclamation of the colliery to the completion of mixed development for housing, recreation, retail, commercial and industrial uses.
The scheme includes public open space for informal recreation, as well as playing fields and playgrounds. Large scale attenuating water bodies, including wetland, meadow, native shrub and woodland planting formed the bulk of the planting design. Footpaths and cycleways allow access between housing and retail and employment areas (Morrison’s Supermarket and a retail park, as well as call centres, offices and industrial and distribution facilities). The site is directly accessed from the Dearne Towns Link Road where Smeeden Foreman provided design contributions and expert witness at public inquiry.