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North East Derbyshire District Council
2013 Mill Lane
Wingerworth
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 6NG
Telephone 01246 231111

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We have a wide range of land and property available to suit all needs. Visit our Business North East Derbyshire website.

North East Derbyshire is a fast growing business location within the heart of the country. From modern business parks to quality existing commercial premises there's a huge choice for any business wishing to locate or expand in the area.

You can also freely search our Sites and Premises Database for further assistance.

North East Derbyshire is a district with a number of positive elements that help to attract - and keep - businesses to the area.

These benefits include our central location and excellent transport links, our ability to access finance from a variety of sources and our access to a skilled workforce, amongst many others. We work with our partners to bring forward exciting development opportunities that can provide any business with a good starting base or somewhere you can expand and grow or property developers the chance to create a legacy. These include:

The Localism Act provides communities with a local connection a right to identify assets such as local pubs, shops, village halls and post offices which, if they came up for sale, they would want to try and purchase.

The Act does not give a right to buy the property in question but it does give potential bidders the time to put a proposal together. Local community and voluntary bodies as well as parish and town councils are able to identify land and buildings that have provided an important service in their community and may do in the future.

These community bodies can nominate assets for inclusion on a register of assets of community value, and if an asset on the register comes up for sale, community bodies may have up to six months in which to raise the capital and bid to buy the asset, before it can be sold on the open market.

Community groups have to meet certain criteria and provide supporting evidence to be eligible to nominate an asset. Complete your nomination form (78kb) and for further information please see our frequently asked questions or visit Gov.uk or My Community Rights websites.

Here is a list of the current assets of community value (193kb).This also lists nominated assets for which the nomination was unsuccessful.

Notice of owner’s intention to dispose of asset of community value – The Red Lion, Shirland (129kb).

 Long term empty homes are those that have been empty for six months or more and we are committed to reducing the number of these. Empty properties can make a significant impact to a road or area but there are a number of reasons why properties become empty including the death or ill health of an owner, the property being subject to probate or other legal disputes, or a landlord being unwilling or unable to let the property. An owner may also be unable or unwilling to sell a property, or have inherited it and not know what to do with it.

If you are concerned about a vacant or dilapidated property please report thsi to us immediately so we can investigate it and speak to the owner. 

We can also provide help to owners who have empty properties by: 

  • Helping to let or sell a property, 
  • Providing advice on renovating a property,
  • Advertising the property to let or for sale on our website,
  • Providing a Matching Service with organisations that are looking to bring empty properties back into use. 

If you are a developer interested in purchasing and/or developing empty properties pleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

We use enforcement options only as a last resort where an owner is unwilling to bring the home back into use and it is causing a problem in the neighbourhood. There are several options available to us including:

  • Statutory enforcement action - we use a wide range of enforcement powers to make sure an owner improves their property.
  • Enforced sale - this allows the sale of an empty property to be forced to recover debts that are owed to us.
  • Empty Dwelling Management Order – enables management of the property to move to the local authority or a nominated party (usually a registered provider) for up to seven years.
  • Compulsory purchase - this is when we buy a property from an owner even if they don't give their consent.

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