Melbourne Common DSR, The Common, Melbourne, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7JT
Upon Instructions of
- Freehold covered reservoir site
- Potential for alternative use
- 0.28 acres (0.11 hectares)
- Vacant possession
The reservoir tank is disconnected and has been locked closed. It will not be made available for inspection.
Miles: Derby 8 miles, Ashby De La Zouch 8 miles
Roads: A50, A42, M1 (junction 24)
Air: East Midlands Airport
Nearby Occupiers: Donnington Park Circuit
The property comprises an earth covered, above ground redundant reservoir constructed of reinforced concrete that would offer strong potential for innovative conversion to 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 western boundary is not fenced and perspective viewers should familiarise themselves with the plan provided in order to understand the area of land being offered for sale.
Internal dimensions of reservoir:
8.22 m wide x 10.5 m long = 86.31 sq m
3.7 m deep
The site area is approximately 0.28 acres (0.11 hectares) and occupies an elevated position that enjoys extensive views over open countryside and Staunton Reservoir in the valley below. The site lies alongside the B587, The Common, to the west of Melbourne, close to the junction with Bog Lane. The National Trust's Calke Abbey is close by.
The approximate position of the property can be located as follows:
Grid Reference: SK368243
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, which will include conversion of existing buildings and structures, often exhibiting innovative and ground-breaking design solutions. 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.
Over recent years a growing number of examples from across the UK of high quality conversions have captured the public imagination and inspired more and more people to become involved in realising their own ‘Grand Design’ ambitions. One-off, bespoke solutions are now increasingly gaining planning consent, even in areas often constrained by planning policy. Through the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015, and more recently the Housing White Paper, the Government recognises that custom build can be an affordable way to home ownership that provides an opportunity to own a bespoke, sustainably designed and high quality home.
National planning guidance encourages outstanding and innovative design and cautions local planning authorities against stifling innovation, originality and initiative. National and local planning policies also provide support for sympathetic, sustainable rural tourism enterprises as well as general support for the sustainable growth and expansion of all types of business and enterprise in rural areas, including through the conversion of existing buildings.
Examples of other former Severn Trent DSR’s which have gained planning consent for conversion can be found here at http://stwreservoirs.co.uk/case-studies
South Derbyshire District Council (01283 595795) www.south-derbys.gov.uk
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Energy Performance Certificate
No EPC required
*Reserve Not to exceed
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Sold for £74,000
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