The available opportunity relates to 28 acres of land within the former Welbeck Colliery complex and the associated Hatfield Plantation immediately to the North. Mining operations on this site ceased in 2010 and restoration of the part of the former colliery to the west of the application site is currently under way. The remediation of the site is also well under way with all previous surface features having been removed, grounds being levelled and an additional access road around the site having been constructed. The wider site has outline planning for a mixed use scheme of residential properties, employment use and commercial facilities. The scheme has both the backing of the local community and the local council, with possible financial help available for interested parties. The site has fantastic access via the A616 to the north, with J30 M1 approximately 9 miles to the west and A1(M) 8.5 miles drive to the east. The site is bound to the south by an existing highway, beyond which is the village of Meden Vale.