Parcel 1, Thoresby Vale, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9PS.


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.

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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.



This opportunity is for a housebuilder to secure land comprising approximately 10 net developable acres and providing 150 units. Harworth will provide the successful bidder with a serviced development platform upon completion, validated by way of an NHBC Land Quality Endorsement (LQE) certificate. Unrestricted service connections will be provided to the bell mouth of the parcel (Unless otherwise agreed).


Planning Summary

The Outline application benefits from a resolution to grant subject to s106. The s106 is in agreed form and will be executed imminently.

Harworth will secure reserved matters planning approval for the bulk earthworks and enabling infrastructure works. A planning tracker has been provided and is available in the planning section of ‘Documents and Downloads’.

Harworth will retain liability for the s106 financial contributions. The successful bidder should incorporate 7.5% Affordable Housing within their development proposals.


Enabling Works

A full suite of information relating to the technical aspects of the site and service provisions is available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ area. Harworth will deliver a serviced development platform comprising the following works:

  • Bulk Earthworks validated by NHBC LQE
  • S278 – improvements to existing access to Ollerton Road
  • S38 – central spine road access.
  • S104 – SUDS ponds and Foul Water Pump station, to provide unrestricted sewer connection.
  • Utility connections
  • Structural landscaping


Delivery Programme

The programme of works is:

  • Earthworks – due for completion Q1 2019
  • Infrastructure works due to commence Q3 2019, due for completion 20 weeks following legal completion of the sale contract.
  • Vacant Possession of the parcels is offered Q2 2019.
  • A suitable construction access will be provided for the successful bidder to commence build programme from July 2019.


Technical Overview

A technical summary document is included within the information pack, which incorporates:

  • SI and Remediation strategy
  • Proposed levels
  • Highways
  • Utilities
  • Concept Masterplan
  • Planning

Drainage build programme constraint. – Contract provisions to discuss

To Assist bidders with their due diligence the Harworth Team will be available for a site visit and technical review meeting on either (TBC), please contact Matthew Bagley for information.


Management Company

Harworth are currently in discussion with a specialist management company with regards to the management and maintenance of the site wide open space and amenity land, including the country park. It is intended that the associated cost will be funded by a service charge associated with all proposed residential plots. Harworth will maintain until it is viable for phased handover, likely to be approximately 50% occupation. We are not yet able to confirm a per plot annual charge however we are aware of potential detrimental sales implications resulting from a high service charge and will be working within industry norms.


Country Park and proposed Commercial Development

The area of the site identified as a country park is currently undergoing a programme of restoration which will be complete 2019. Further landscaping and the provision of footpath links will be installed 2018 with the intention to allow public access to part. The employment land allocation will be brought forward for delivery as the final phase, anticipated beyond 2022.


Offer Procedure

Offers are invited on either a conditional or unconditional basis for Phase 1 comprising 150 units. Offers are to be submitted in writing by 12 noon on 9th November 2018.

All offers should be accompanied by bidders proposed layouts and completed with proforma (provided on request by the selling agents).

Please note we anticipate conducting interviews of shortlisted parties on Wednesday 14th November 2018.



Site visits will be held on Wednesday 26th September and Tuesday 2nd October 2018 by prior appointment only. Please contact the selling agents to book an appointment.



For further information, please contact:

Matthew Bagley
Tel: 0113 898 0745
Mob: 07912 952 502