Land at the former Sherwood Hall School Playing Fields, Stuart Avenue Mansfield

Aspbury Planning are preparing an outline planning application for a residential development for up to 52 dwellings to be submitted to Mansfield District Council on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) on land at ‘former Sherwood Hall School’ Playing Fields.


Denise Knipe

MSc MRTPI Managing Director

The Site

Located east of Mansfield town is the Site known as ‘the former Sherwood Hall School Playing Fields’.  Following the demolition of the fire-damaged school, Abbey Primary School was built leaving land to the south as surplus.

The Site is bounded by existing residential properties along Stuart Avenue to the north-east and Abbey Primary School and its associated playing fields to the west.

The Application

This is an opportunity for the residents of Mansfield to have your say on a proposed Planning Application before it is formally submitted to Mansfield District Council.

The Masterplan above is indicative at this stage and has been devised following technical investigations of the Site (transport, ecology, archaeology and drainage).

The design rationale for the Masterplan has been heavily influenced to respect the existing properties around the Site, providing public connectivity to the school and surrounding area.

The Application Site will be redeveloped to provide market and affordable housing and public accessible open space.

The Application will be submitted in ‘Outline’ seeking approval of the design of the new vehicular junction to the Site from Pump Hollow Lane. Details relating to the house types, design and layout will be reserved for separate, later approval.

To the north of the Site, an area is to be retained for a parking alleviation scheme that will be submitted as a separate Application. You will note that this proposal seeks to safeguard land that could be utilised to relieve current school drop off/collection parking issues and this consultation seeks your views on both the proposals for residential use and parking alleviation.

The pre-planning consultation materials can be viewed by clicking on the links listed on the left hand side of this page.

Your views are important to us. Should you wish to submit any feedback in respect of the information available on this webpage, we would encourage you to fill in the form below. If you prefer, you can also write to us at:

Aspbury Planning Ltd
20 Park Lane Business Centre
Park Lane

Please note that the deadline for submission of comments is Wednesday, 5 June 2024.