Bullsmoor DSR (Off Sandbed Lane), Derbyshire, DE56 0SL

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


Viewings are strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.


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


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


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.


Amber Valley Borough Council (01773 841509) www.ambervalley.gov.uk


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.


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 bank details the hold on funds will be taken and this amount on your card will be "reserved" and will in effect leave your account.

We recommend you enter your debit or credit card closer to 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.

A Glossary of some common auction terms and an explanation around them to assist you with your purchase can be found here.


Refer to the legal documentation


No EPC required


Oliver Childs

Oliver is based in Bidx1London offices and manages the online auction process

T: +44 (0)203 929 8289
M: +44 (0)7732 681150

Simon Bailey
T: +44 (0)203 929 8403
M: +44 (0)7732 681156

Carter Jonas

Andrew Smith
T: +44 (0)20 7518 3242
M: +44 (0)7919 326085