Site HS13: Ordsall South

  • 106.5ha
  • 800 homes to 2037 (450 after)
  • From 2026-2027

Ordsall South Map


Policy 27 of the Local Plan identifies that the following infrastructure and services should be provided through the new development:


  • 25% of homes will be for affordable housing, 25% of these will be First Homes for first time buyers
  • All market housing should be designed as accessible housing for older people
  • Sheltered housing for older people
  • Extra care accommodation
  • 5% of homes will be designed for wheelchair use
  • 10% of homes should for self-build and custom build housing

 Green/blue infrastructure

  • 23ha country park
  • 4ha of open space; to include children and young peoples’ facilities, amenity space and allotments
  • 10% biodiversity net gain
  • 5 new trees per home
  • Landscape buffer around the boundary of the site
  • A flood management scheme including sustainable drainage and de-culverting the drainage channel on the western boundary

 Social and community facilities

  • 5ha of land for a 1 form entry primary school and early years facility on site. Ordsall South will provide a financial contribution to enable delivery
  • A Local Centre, including a convenience goods store on site
  • A health hub on site including space for a doctor’s surgery and community health facilities and a financial contribution towards improving Bassetlaw Hospital
  • A community centre and sports facilities on site
  • A financial contribution to improve the quality of Retford golf course

Transport infrastructure

  • A two-point distributor standard access to the east and west parts of the site
  • High quality, safe and direct walking, cycling and public transport routes within the site
  • Highways demand management measures
  • New walking and cycling links including:
    • A new footpath and marked cycle path along the Ollerton Road frontage
    • Pedestrian and cycle links from the site to neighbouring areas to the north, including a financial contribution towards a marked cycle lane along Brecks Road from West Hill Road
    • Improvements to the public rights of way network on site and along its boundaries
    • Financial contribution towards pedestrian and cycle links from the site to Old Ordsall Village
  • Financial contribution towards a high frequency bus service from the site to Retford and the town centre and new bus stops across the site
  • Financial contribution to improve:
  • A620 Babworth Road / B6420 Mansfield Road / A620 Straight Mile / Sutton Lane junction
  • Ordsall Road/A620 Babworth Road junction
  • London Road / Whinney Moor Lane / Bracken Lane junction
  • London Road / Whitehouses Road junction
  • provision of traffic calming schemes along Main Road, Eaton and at Ordsall Old Village


  • The site promoters should agree a masterplan framework with the Council – this should be after consultation with the local community. This should include:
    • A delivery strategy and a phasing plan; including the number and phasing of homes and the infrastructure to be provided for each phase


Ordsall South Concept Plan

Last Updated on Wednesday, February 2, 2022