Doveridge SPS, off Church Lane, Doveridge, DE6 5NR

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Property Summary

  • By order of Severn Trent
  • Freehold vacant former sewage treatment works 
  • 1.66 acres (0.67 hectares)
  • Securely fenced and gated rural compound
  • This Lot will not be sold prior to auction




Doveridge is an historic and attractive village located alongside the A50, some 18 miles equidistant to the east of Stoke on Trent and to the west of Derby, just over one mile to the east of Uttoxeter where there is a rail station. 

Doveridge has a population of approx 1,600 (2011) and lies close to the River Dove. The area is generally agricultural with the Peak District National Park a short drive to the north.

The property lies in an attractive and established area of the village, and is accessed via a public right of way leading off Church Lane adjacent to White Cottage. The track way is gated a part way along.

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

Grid Reference: SK11 4337


The property comprises a well secured fenced and double gated compound set within open fields close to the village. There are mature trees on the site, a corner of which is being retained for continued operational use.  The property extends to approximately 1.66 acres (0.67 hectares) with rural views on all sides and may suit a variety of uses.

We understand that utility services including foul sewage, electricity and telecoms are located in close proximity to the site and water is 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 Executive Summary states:

Five potential uses have been identified:

  • Creation of residential dwellings (either large single of small multiple) or live/work unit through construction of new builds.
  • Non-residential use eg. offices/stable/garage/studio/storage.
  • Seasonal business such as seasonal campsite/eco-cafe/farm shop/play area.
  • Recreation connected with river eg. water sports or fishing.
  • A site for renewable energy.

The site is considered suitable for redevelopment allowing for varying options given the generous space available.

The existing built form (including hard standing areas) provides a suitable basis for redevelopment of previously developed land (PDL). National and local policy is supportive of re-use of PDL and the site could offer an attractive opportunity for a rural development, whether it be for residential or commercial purposes.

These proposals could support Doveridge through providing social and economic benefits, thus fulfilling policy drivers to support the rural economy and retain the vitality of rural communities.

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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