English partnership presentation on Chatterley Whitfield

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A presentation by Selena Pearce, from English Partnerships on Chatterley Whitfield and it's future. Presented in 2008.

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English partnership presentation on Chatterley Whitfield

  1. 1. Chatterley Whitfield Community Meeting Selena Pearce, English Partnerships 3 December 2007
  2. 2. English Partnerships Who we are - National regeneration agency helping the Government to support high quality sustainable growth in England. Our overall aim - To achieve high-quality, well- designed, sustainable places for people to live, work and enjoy.
  3. 3. Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Pit head area 24 hectares, within wider colliery area of 80 hectares
  4. 4. Chatterley Whitfield Colliery First used as a coal yard 1750
  5. 5. Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Coal mining from 1850 onwards
  6. 6. Chatterley Whitfield Colliery Workforce of 4,000 in 1939 Nationalised in 1947
  7. 7. Colliery closure Site closed in 1976, but mining continued from Wolstanton Colliery until 1986
  8. 8. After the colliery closed (Part 1) • 1978 – CW Mining Museum Trust - Deep Mine; • 1979 – British Coal land transfer to Stoke CC; • 1986 – Closure of Wolstanton Colliery - underground maintenance and safety problems; • 1987 – Underground Experience replaces Deep Mine; • 1992 – Further land transfer to Stoke CC; • 1993 – The Trust folds; • 1994 – English Heritage lists some buildings and designates whole site as SAM.
  9. 9. • N Staffs job losses since 1975 – • 8,000 in coal mining • 25,000 in ceramics • 33,000 in manufacturing • Below average wages After the colliery closed (Part 2)
  10. 10. National Coalfields Programme • Legacy of coal mining industry collapse and colliery closures; • How do we help? –Site reclamation - high quality open spaces; –Jobs and workplaces; –New homes; –Self-sufficient and sustainable communities.
  11. 11. • Regeneration partnership: –English Heritage - £3.3M; –European funding - £2M; –English Partnerships - £16.7M; –Managed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Funding – who and how?
  12. 12. What will Phase 1A and 1B achieve? Safety & heritage work Other economic uses Reclamation and landscaping
  13. 13. Potential businesses and jobs • So far, 50 new jobs created or safeguarded from companies relocating to the site offices. • In future, up to 10 times more working space created from buildings repaired and refurbished.
  14. 14. Flood prevention Playing fields Public open space Nature trails Heritage trails POTENTIAL
  15. 15. Access links and Green Routes POTENTIAL
  16. 16. Open space POTENTIAL
  17. 17. A challenge for Chatterley Whitfield
  18. 18. Why is this hard to do at Chatterley? • Designated scheduled ancient monument (SAM); • Possible contamination; • Conservation value of undisturbed land; • River engineering/ flood alleviation works; • Location; • Competition with other regeneration areas in Stoke/ North Staffordshire.
  19. 19. Chatterley Whitfield
  20. 20. How much and when? Phase 1A – Offices & access road Start 2005, Complete 2006 Phase 1B – Reclamation and landscaping Start 2007, Complete 2010 £20M Phase 1C – SAM remediation and restoration Complete 2006 Phase 2 – Restoration of buildings/ other uses Some time in the future? Phase 3 – Restoration of buildings/ other uses Some time in the future? +£M
  21. 21. National Coalfields Programme • 107 coalfields sites; • Key objectives – sustainability, regeneration catalyst, innovation and engagement with local communities; • Principal stakeholders – Coalfields Communities Campaign, Coalfields Regeneration Trust, regional development agencies, local authorities, other public bodies, private sector companies and members of the public.
  22. 22. Results? • Total investment £1.04 billion; • £379M/ £665M public: private sector investment ratio; • 1,946 ha brownfield land reclaimed; • >0.8 million m2 of commercial floorspace; • >2,000 high quality new homes; • 16,345 jobs created.
  23. 23. POTENTIAL
  24. 24. Regeneration of Chatterley Whitfield www.englishpartnerships.co.uk

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