Harworth Estates, the property arm of UK Coal, plans to build up to 1,200 homes, community buildings, hotel, restaurant and new primary school at the former colliery at Rossington.
The move follows Government approval to fund the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme road link and approval for an inland port rail freight terminal near the site.
The spoil heap will be restored following the coal washing and recycling project being undertaken by Recycoal which has recently been granted planning permission.
A decision is anticipated on the application this summer, with the initial works on the site clean-up and road link expected to start before the end of the year.
Tim Love, strategic land director of Harworth Estates, said: ‘Harworth Estates will be working in close partnership with Doncaster Council, and other private sector contributors, and are looking forward to their continual involvement to ensure delivery over the next 15 years.’