800 consented new homes
350 acre country park on site
Variety of woodlands, parks and attractions nearby

Located within walking distance of Edwinstowe and within easy commuting distance of Sheffield, Nottingham and mainline stations at Doncaster, Newark and Retford, Thoresby Vale is a residential-led scheme situated amongst some of the region’s most popular woodlands, forests and leisure attractions.


Thoresby Colliery sunk its first shafts in 1927 at depths of over 680m and were later extended to around 900m to access deeper reserves of coal. Alongside neighbouring pits at Ollerton, Biddulph and Clipstone, Nottinghamshire was at the forefront of new technology in the mining industry with the Thoresby pit being one of the most productive in the UK and the first to utilise electrical winding. In July 2015, Thoresby Colliery was closed with the land acquired by Harworth for restoration and development later that year.

Our proposed development – having been approved at planning committee – will deliver 800 new homes ranging from apartments and starter homes, through to 5-bedroom houses and a retirement village over a 10-year period. Land will also be provided to build a new primary school on site. Up to 250,000 sq ft of new commercial space and 20,000 sq ft of leisure employment space (retaining buildings within the former pit yard area) has also been given consent.

The former spoil heap – the highest vantage point for miles around and offering unrivalled panoramic views of Sherwood Forest – will be fully restored to create a 350-acre Country park, with multiple ecological habitats and significant areas of green infrastructure. The redevelopment of the site will also help to support the existing services and facilities in Edwinstowe and Ollerton.


Demolition and clearance operations of the pit heads and infrastructure completed in Q2 2018, which included permanently filling and capping the two mine shafts. The restoration of the spoil heap, which commenced in 2016, is still ongoing with over half of this land now transformed to heathland that is consistent with the local landscape.

Two of the original workshop buildings have been retained and will be restored in due course to maintain the heritage of the site and accommodate a range of leisure uses as part of the new community centre.


With restoration works still ongoing, we will be delivering earthworks and infrastructure in 2018/19 to facilitate the sale of the first phases of serviced land to housebuilders. This work will include the improvements to the existing central spine road entrance from Ollerton Road.


Phase 1 – compromising approximately 10 Net Developable Acres and 150 units – will be available to housebuilders Q2 2018. Phase 2 – compromising 15 acres, approximately 200 units – will follow towards the end of 2018. Please contact Peter Henry in the first instance with any enquiries.


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