Balancing Tank off Buxton Road, Bakewell, DE45 1GL

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Property Summary

  • By order of Severn Trent
  • Freehold former water tank
  • 0.06 acres (0.024 hectares)
  • Elevated semi rural location
  • Vacant possession
  • This Lot will not be sold prior to auction




The historic town of Bakewell is a market town set alongside the River Wye in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, known for the local confection, Bakewell pudding.  It is the biggest town in the Peak District National Park.
Bakewell lies on the A6 about 13 miles south-west of Sheffield, 30 miles south east of Manchester and 20 miles north of Derby. Nearby towns include Matlock to the south-east, Chesterfield to the east and Buxton to the west north-west. 
The property is approached via a shared access road signposted Fields Farm, leading off the A6 Buxton Road about one mile north of Bakewell on the way to Ashford.

The property is approached via a farm track along the boundary of the garden of Fields Farm.

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

Grid Reference: SK20 5689


The property, a former water distribution facility, sits on the brow of a hill and is surrounded by open fields enjoying views over open countryside. The property has been disused for many years.

We understand that utility services including water, foul sewage, electricity, gas and telecoms are located in the public highway.  Interested parties should refer to the legal pack and make their own enquiries to satisfy themselves on the availability of any service.


Note: Interested parties should read the legal pack for further information relating to easements and overages, for example, that may be applicable to the site.


Dalcour Maclaren have provided an independent planning appraisal for the site that can be downloaded from the legal pack.  Part of their Summary states:

"There are a number of options available for the re-use or re-development of DSR sites. Whilst this will required detailed assessment on an individual site basis, most sites could benefit from the designation of "previously developed land" and so can offer the principle of redevelopment for appropriate alternative uses."

The above is for information purposes and should be read in conjunction with the full report contained within the legal pack.  Further enquiries should be directed to:

Derbyshire Dales District Council


VAT Not Applicable.

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