Nutsford Vale was a former clay quarry known as Jackson’s Clay Pit. It was closed in the 1970s. In the early 1980s the large hole left by the clay quarry was landfilled. After this, the site became Matthews Lane Tip, before being capped and made safe. Following funding from the Newlands programme, Matthews Lane Tip was transformed into Nutsford Vale. The investment created a much needed green space for the local community. The local Friends of Nutsford Vale group continues to maintain and develop the site.