Land at Bullsmoor DSR, Sandbed Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0SL

Guide Price* : £15,000

Upon Instructions of

  • Freehold former covered reservoir site
  • Potential for alternative use
  • 0.36 acres (0.15 hectares)
  • Vacant possession


The property comprises a former earth covered, above ground redundant reservoir that has been decommissioned and demolished although some components of the structure may still exist buried underground. The site could offer strong potential for innovative development for alternative uses, including ‘Grand Design’ style conversion to residential or holiday accommodation use.

The site is not located in Green Belt or an Area of Outstanding Beauty, nor is it affected by a statutory nature conservation or heritage designation. The site area is approximately 0.36 acres (0.15 hectares). The property is situated via a right of access over a track from Sandbed Lane, to the north of the junction with Bargate Lane and to the south of the junction with Kilbourne Road/ Belper Road (A609).

The approximate position of the property can be located as follows:
Grid Reference: SK362472


Miles: Derby 9 miles, Nottingham 18 miles, Ashbourne 13 miles
Roads: A609, A610, A6, A38,
Rail: Belper
Nearby Occupiers: Donnington Park Circuit


Freehold. Part of the Property has possessory title only – please refer to the legal pack for more information.


The Government has demonstrated through the planning system that it is a keen supporter of the custom and self-build sector. There is recognition within national planning guidance of the growing demand from the self-build sector for improved access to opportunities to undertake self-build projects. The recent Housing White Paper, signals the government’s continued support for custom and self-build housing and the role it can play in helping deliver housing that people want.

Planning Authority

Amber Valley Borough Council (01773 841509)

Legal Pack

There is a link to the Legal Pack on this page. All buyers are advised to read the legal pack prior to the auction and to seek independent legal advice in relation to this. The legal pack includes information on the rights and reservations affecting the site, as well as any overage and easements that may be applicable.

Bidder Registration

In order to bid you will be required to provide proof of identification, proof of address and source of funds before being authorised to bid.

We will also take a hold on funds from your bank card of £4,000 before you can bid.

Please see our Online Bidding and Registration Guide for further information, but note that as soon as you enter your debit or credit card, the hold on funds will be taken and this amount on your card will be "reserved" for this potential transaction and the amount will be deducted from the balance of your bank account.

We recommend you enter your debit or credit card from 7 days before the auction date, to avoid the £4,000 payment being processed and the funds being "reserved" and held by our Sagepay provider unnecessarily.

Registration for bidding will close at midday on 29 November, after which we cannot guarantee giving you permission to bid at the auction.


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Refer to the legal documentation

Energy Performance Certificate

No EPC required


Vendor's solicitor

Eversheds Sutherland
Claire How
0121 232 1284

Joint auctioneers

Carter Jonas Andrew Smith
020 7518 3242

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

Administration Fee The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £990 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £240 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £990 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £240 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

Joint Agent

Andrew Smith
020 7518 3242

Office Contact

020 7198 2284


Severn Trent Water

Vendors Solicitor

Claire How
0121 232 1284

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