Phase one plans submitted for massive Thoresby Colliery development

Plans for phase one of a 800 home development on Thoresby Colliery have been submitted for approval.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 11:24 am
An aerial shot of Thoresby Colliery.

The first phase could see 135 homes built by Harron Homes Ltd off Ollerton Road, near Edwinstowe.

The plans were submitted to Newark & Sherwood District Council, which approved outline planning permission for the whole development in 2017.

The first stage could see family homes with three, four and five bedrooms built.

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An aerial shot of Thoresby Colliery.

Some even boasting walk in wardrobes, double garages and studies.

Thoresby Colliery homes given go-aheadThoresby Colliery, Nottinghamshire’s last deep mine, closed in July 2015 after 90 years of production.

A spokesman from Harron Homes said: "This proposal creates a responsive development that is robust, legible, accessible and sustainable.

"The design delivers a safe and attractive environment, a desirable place that will stand the test of time and that people will be proud of and want to inhabit for may years to come.

Miners at the colliery which closed in 2015.

"The development will make a positive addition to the area of Edwinstowe and a vital contribution to the local housing needs."

End of an era...Thoresby Colliery closesIt is thought the whole development could take 10 years to complete – it will also include a retirement village, primary school and leisure facilities, as well as a 300-acre country park.

Trees surrounding phase one will be "largely retained".

A plan for one of the homes Harron Homes plans to build.