An exciting time for Ollerton: plans for new town centre revealed

Posted on: Monday, December 11, 2023

Exciting and transformational plans for a new Ollerton Town Centre have been revealed as part of the ongoing regeneration project.  The initial plans can be viewed on the District Council website at

The initial plans for Ollerton Town Centre will see a new public sector hub with services of the Town and District Council complemented by a brand-new state-of-the-art library, boutique cinema and residential, retail and hospitability units.

Councillor Paul Peacock, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We have been working hard to develop an exciting regeneration project in the town centre that keeps Ollerton’s resident’s thoughts, ideas, needs and wants at the heart of the future of the town.

“The new Town Centre Hub will be vital to the residents of Ollerton, meaning they can access a range of important services on their doorstep and take advantage of new state-of-the-art facilities that all ages can enjoy. The plans will also reinvigorate the town and allow local businesses to grow and thrive. We are really looking forward to making these plans a reality for the people of Ollerton.

“There will be other opportunities for you to have your say and what you think of the plans as they develop throughout Spring and Summer 2024 before submitting the proposals for planning consent; more information on this process will be available on our website soon.”

Newark and Sherwood District Council are delivering this transformational project alongside their key partners; Ollerton & Boughton Town Council, Johal PLC (owners of the Forest Centre), and Nottinghamshire County Council.

The plans come after it was announced that Sherwood will benefit from a £20 million investment as part of the Levelling Up Fund Round 3.

The District Council is committed to getting as much investment into Newark and Sherwood as possible. It has successfully secured more than £70million in grants that will help improve the area over the next few years. This includes £45million in Towns Fund for Newark, £20million for the Southern Link Road, more than £4million for Shared and Rural Prosperity Fund, £750k for the Accelerator Fund and £350k for the Reopening High Street Safely Fund. Thanks to this investment, and more yet to come, the district can look towards a future where opportunities for education, jobs, business and town centres can grow and attract wider audiences.

More information about the plans for Ollerton Town Centre can be viewed on the District Council website:  To keep up to date on the plans, sign up to the District Council monthly newsletter at