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Olive Lane is our proposed 'heart of the community' scheme, designed to join together the AMP and the residential development through high-quality commercial, community and residential uses to act as a vibrant centre for Waverley.  


Harworth will shortly begin work to deliver a new local town centre for Waverley, known as Olive Lane.  This is a key piece of the sustainable new community we are creating and over the last few years we have been working to develop a scheme which best meets the needs of those who live and work here.


Olive Lane will provide a focal point for the community to come together and enjoy amenities such as cafes, restaurants and local shops, as well as being home to the new medical centre.  We are already having positive conversations with potential occupiers.


As part of our plans we are also proposing new public realm including outdoor seating and meeting areas, and a public square which can be used for pop-up shops, food stalls and events. 


We recently held a consultation on our proposals and it was fantastic to see so many members of the community at our event on 30 May.  We received many positive comments, and the majority of people were supportive of the proposed scheme.


Above all, many people told us they were keen to see the new local centre delivered as soon as possible.  Since the event, we have finalised the proposals to reflect the feedback we received and are pleased to have now submitted our planning application to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC). 


If the plans are approved by the council, the development will break ground later this year – we have already carried out extensive infrastructure and site preparation works, which paves the way for this important new part of Waverley.  Our intention is for Olive Lane to be open by the end of 2024, along with the new medical centre.

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