Council land and property

We maintain records of all council-owned land and property.


If you wish to find out if we own a particular piece of land or property then you can contact:

Sean Hooper
Estates Section
County Property Division
Chatsworth Hall
Chesterfield Road
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3FW

Tel: 01629 536295
Fax: 01629 585114
email: sean.hooper@derbyshire.gov.uk

In order to assist your enquiry we will need to know the boundaries of the land in question and if possible the full postal address.

It is often difficult to give a precise answer to queries handled over the telephone.

For a more precise answer we therefore recommend you submit a plan or map showing the exact boundaries of the land in question.

Alternatively, if you wish to enquire about general council owned land and property please contact:

Steve Dolby
Estates Section
County Property Division
Chatsworth Hall
Chesterfield Road
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3FW

Tel: 01629 536333
Fax: 01629 536266
email: steve.dolby@derbyshire.gov.uk

Enquiries about privately owned property

Enquiries about privately owned land should be made to the Land Registry (opens in a new window) at Nottingham West Land Registry Office on 0115 9351166

The estates team role

The estates team works on behalf of various departments and other government bodies, including the Fire and Rescue Service and Diocese of Derby, to provide a professional property advisory service.

This includes providing valuation advice and the negotiation of land and property acquisitions, disposals and management of existing land and property holdings.

Other work carried out by the estates team includes:

  • asset management
  • tenancy renewals
  • service of notice to tenants and travellers
  • rent reviews
  • asset and rating valuations
  • insurance valuations
  • negotiation and agreement of compulsory purchase compensation claims
  • representation on behalf of us in proceedings brought before the court/land tribunal/Local Government Ombudsman.

They also provide advice both internally and externally to the public as to whether land is owned or leased by us.

The overriding aim of the team is to ensure that the council obtains good value for money in all its property dealings.

Trespass and vandalism - county council land and property

Each year we have to spend money it cannot afford to repair buildings damaged by vandalism or land damaged by illegal trespass.

Please contact us or if you see anyone behaving suspiciously near our property:

Tel: 01629 532619 (daytime)

Alternatively, contact your local police station or dial 999.

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