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Sherwood Growth Zone Partnership logo The Sherwood Growth Zone Partnership is the body promoting and delivering sensitive, well-designed developments that will provide the right kinds of jobs, houses and services for people in Mansfield and Ashfield.

The partnership is comprised of organisations with a strategic interest in, and statutory responsibility for, the economic development of the zone. These include Ashfield District Council, Mansfield District Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council, West Nottinghamshire College (as a major employer and provider of local employment skills), Nottinghamshire County Council. The County Council provides the partnership with the funding it needs to operate.

The Sherwood Growth Zone stretches from junctions 27 and 28 of the M1, moves east to include the Mansfield and Ashfield conurbation, and reaches out into the Newark and Sherwood district at Rainworth. View the Sherwood Growth Zone map [PDF 109KB]pdf logo

The Sherwood Growth Zone took root a decade ago with the Coalfield Task Force; the government panel set up to improve the fortunes of former coalfield communities.

Ten years on, that aspiration for prosperity has leapt from the printed page to real life. This community has traded up its image, from an isolated area that was home to mining and Robin Hood, to a buzzing, beautiful location with healthy prospects in high technology and the knowledge economy.

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