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Denby tyre firm could be on track to become housing development

The sale of a tyre-fitting business offers a golden opportunity to build a number of homes in the popular village of Denby.

Due to be sold by SDL Auctions Graham Penny at its upcoming Derby auction, with a *guide price of £295,000+, the level rectangular site extends to around a third of an acre and has planning permission (ref: AVA/2012/0141) for five houses and three apartments.

182-184 Derby Road, Denby, Ripley is currently the premises of Wright Tyres, a well-established tyre-fitting business, with a surfaced yard housing a collection of garages, stores, workshop, a large roadside commercial unit fronting onto Derby Road, with an adjoining one bedroomed flat.

Auction valuer Robert Stone is impressed by the site’s potential.

He said: “The site could be kept as it is, of course, as excellent premises for a tyre-fitting company but it also offers a host of possibilities for development, subject to the necessary planning permissions.

“In the past, permission was granted for change of use to a veterinary surgery (under ref: AVA/2017/0468) and, more recently, for the erection of five four bedroomed townhouses and three two bedroomed apartments. With the current demand for housing in Amber Valley, an application to build homes on a commercial site in an established residential area is likely to be looked upon favourably by the planning department. Of course, anyone interested in the site should make their own enquiries before bidding, just to be sure.”

The roadside unit comprises a large retail area, plus lounge and kitchen. Behind this are five garages, five stores, a workshop, reception, alignment bay and a further store/office. The one bedroomed apartment comprises a living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

The situation of the property is ideal for both commercial and residential purposes, being on the B6179 Derby to Ripley road. It is close to a convenience store and just a short walk from the highly regarded John Flamsteed Community School. Younger children are educated at nearby Kilburn Infant and Junior Schools.

There are several pubs nearby, while supermarkets and other amenities can be found in Belper or Ripley, both around 10-15 minutes away by car. The area is well served with buses to Ripley, Belper and Derby, and transport links are excellent, with the A38 within easy reach.

Robert added: “The area has a lot going for it, with a strong sense of community and a good choice of amenities in both Ripley and Belper. If the new owner does decide to build homes on the site, these are likely to be in demand by both buyers and tenants.”

The site is one of several commercial properties due to be sold at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on Friday 24 May by SDL Auctions Graham Penny, the largest and most successful auctioneer in the East Midlands.

The property will feature in a bumper East Midlands auction catalogue which will include lots being sold in the Derby, Leicester and Nottingham auction rooms, as well as those being sold via online auction.

There is still time to enter your property into the auction, before the catalogue launches next week. For a free auction appraisal of your property, click here or call the team on 01332 242 880.