Project Update -

  • Estimated total jobs to be created over project's lifetime - circa 2300 jobs 

The former Coalite Chemicals site is 1.5miles north-west of Bolsover town centre, located either side of Buttermilk Lane. It is in both the Bolsover and North East Derbyshire district councils’ areas. It was a smokeless fuels manufacturing plant from 1937 till 2004, when it closed down, and the site is now vacant.

Bolsover Land Limited, a joint venture between redevelopment specialists Marcol and the St Francis Group, acquired the site in 2012. 

Planning permission has been granted by Bolsover District Council ( to use the site for employment land and by North-East Derbyshire District Council ( ) for residential use.

D2N2 has granted the £24million project £5.8million towards the work to remove chemical contaminants from the site, as a precursor to developing it. Funding through LGF was applied for by Derbyshire County Council, which is itself investing £2m in the project.

Once cleaned up and developed it's estimated the former Coalite site could support 1,525 jobs and 660 dwellings,.

Land decontamination and infrastructure works are currently ongoing and are set to be completed in 2019.

More information on the Coalite site regeneration plans, as they progress, can be found at development consultation website

Project name

Tudor Cross



Total Cost


LGF Allocation


Project Completion Date

December 2019

Project Lead

Derbyshire County Council

Approval Date

October 2016