Scheme brings environmental benefits to derelict site

Work is almost finished at one of the UK’s biggest coalfield regeneration schemes.

Work is almost finished at one of the UK’s biggest coalfield regeneration schemes. The South East England Development Agency steered the development of the derelict 118ha Betteshanger Colliery in Kent into an ambitious mixed-use scheme. Rummey Design Associates, of Sevenoaks, carried out the master-plan for the development with engineering and environmental consultancy Peter Brett Associates undertaking the heavier land work. London-based landscape architect Lovejoy was involved in designing the recreational areas. The area has been made into a business park, cycling centre and community park with landscape, environmental and ecological improvements that the agency hopes to open to the public for Easter 2006.

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