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Developing the Economy

Business support and growth

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We work with a range of business support and training organisations to promote North East Derbyshire as a good place to do business, supporting new companies and helping others to grow.

Finding Business Premises

An extensive network of business centres and industrial units means we are well positioned to offer varying sizes and types of accommodation to businesses.

North East Derbyshire District Council own and lease a number of industrial units across the district including Clay Cross, Holmewood, Killamarsh and Stonebroom.

Generally the units are self contained, small industrial units with level access and roller shutter doors. For details with regards availability please call the Estates Team.

Coney Green Business Centre

With a great mix of contemporary offices, workshops and industrial units, Coney Green is a friendly, welcoming community of diverse, ambitious businesses.

If you’re small, growing and looking for an inspiring workspace, Coney Green is perfect. Based just outside Clay Cross in Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, we’re a lively, supportive business centre full of growing organisations from a whole range of sectors.

With 57 serviced offices, 10 workshops and 12 spacious industrial units, we’re home to everyone from designers, accountants and tech experts to engineers, manufacturers and storage firms. They all enjoy great facilities, including conference, training and meeting rooms, extensive parking and the support of our friendly reception team.

Midway Business Centre

Located just off the A61, four miles from Junction 29 of the M1 and six miles from Chesterfield town centre, Midway is located in Clay Cross town. The building offers a range of office, industrial, and storage units, along with parking and loading areas.

The main business centre building offers 14 storage units with a meeting/conference facility.

For more information on the business centres, please call us or visit the Coney Green website.

Search for business premises online

If you’re looking for other premises in North East Derbyshire, you can search for all available properties on our Commercial Properties page.

Business support

We work closely with other agencies in North East Derbyshire and can refer you to the best source of information to meet your needs. Contact us on 0797 334 3383 for more information.

Working Communities Project

We help individuals back into work, and help employers find local workers. For more information about this scheme call us on (01246) 217534.

Contact us

For more information contact our Economic Development Team on (01246) 231111.

Other useful contacts

Federation of Small Businesses

FSB is a local, independent, non-profit making organisation which advises and supports small businesses. Contact them on 0808 202 0888 or visit the FSB website.

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber delivers a wide range of business support services. Contact them on 0333 320 0333 or visit the website at

Derbyshire Jobcentre Plus

If you’re looking for staff, Jobcentre Plus can help. Contact them on (01246) 343100 or visit the Government's Advertise a Job page.

Car parking

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We operate car parks in the district’s main areas including Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington and Killamarsh – all of which are free of charge to use.

You can search for a car park within the district, as well as information about the number of spaces available and whether they are short stay or long stay, on our Car Parks page.

Parking fines

Derbyshire County Council and North East Derbyshire District Council are part of the Park Smarter partnership, which is the civil parking enforcement partnership that enforces off-street and on-street car parking in Derbyshire. This means that DCC manage parking enforcement both on the road and in Council owned and operated car parks in the district.

Current parking fines are set at two levels - £70 and £50. These are reduced by 50 per cent if paid within 14 days.

For more information about parking enforcement in Derbyshire visit the website at:, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (01629) 533190.

For any issues concerning NEDDC car parks, contact us on the number below.

For more information contact us on (01246) 231111, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Health and safety at work

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The enforcement of workplace health and safety is split between local authorities like us, and the Health and Safety Executive. We enforce laws that relate to a range of different premises, which include:

  • Shops
  • Warehouses (including Cold Stores)
  • Offices
  • Hotels
  • Catering premises

We inspect premises on a risk based approach in line with national health and safety priorities to make sure good health and safety standards and safe working practices are maintained.

The Health and Safety Executive deal with factories and other industrial operations – find out more on the HSE website.

Can I make a complaint about workplace health and safety?

We investigate reports of accidents, as well as complaints about unsafe working practices in the premises we are responsible for – contact us on (01246) 231111 if you want to make a complaint.

We aim to respond to complaints about poor health and safety practices or reports of accidents within three working days. We will give clear advice and provide written details of the action we have taken in response to your complaint.

Where adequate standards are not being maintained, the owner will be required to make the necessary improvements by law.

Dealing with businesses

We have a duty to inspect business premises that we are responsible for. We do this on a priority basis, taking into account the risks of the type of business.

During an inspection, we will need to be satisfied that any hazards to people’s health, safety and welfare, which arise out of or in connection with work have been identified and the associated risks adequately controlled.

Our inspectors will look at the level of health and safety training of managers and employees to ensure that it is suitable. Checks will also be made on the adequacy of structural and environmental conditions and that the plant and equipment are safe.

Where we find work practices or conditions fall short of what is regarded as satisfactory we will attempt to resolve the situation informally.

If we’re unable to do this, or if the danger poses a risk of serious personal injury, then we will resort to formal action. This could involve either the serving of a legal notice, prosecution, or in situations where serious personal injury could arise, a prohibition notice requiring immediate action.

New Businesses

We will provide advice and guidance on suitable and appropriate health and safety requirements for proposed or existing businesses to help employers comply with the law. Contact us on the number below.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Environmental Health on (01246) 231111.

Regenerating North East Derbyshire

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Economic development and regeneration is about enhancing the social, economic and environmental aspects of our communities – improving the quality of life for those who live there.

We play an important part in regeneration, by both providing services and investment in communities, and by bringing together representatives from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors to work together to achieve shared objectives.

Our regeneration activity is focused around a number of themes:

  • Town centre regeneration
  • Major employment site development
  • Business support and growth
  • Skill development
  • Supporting the rural economy

Contact us

We have many ongoing regeneration projects across the district. For more information contact the Economic Development Team on (01246) 231111.