An area of woodland off Nelsons Lane is up for sale at auction on Thursday 10th September, with a price tag of £15,000. The auction is taking place at Derby County Football Club, and details can be found at http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51350794.html
A number of local residents have contacted us to express concerns about the future of the site. Enquiries made by Cllr Stephen Fenton have revealed that a 1973 tree preservation order (TPO 09 – A1) protects any trees that existed at the time of serving the order. The TPO is still in force.
This patch of land has not come forward as a potential development site within the emerging Local Plan due to the area preservation order that covers virtually the whole site. Whoever buys this land is buying a protected woodland which, in its current status, has little or no development potential.