'Derelict eyesore' old shop in Sutton-in-Ashfield is sold online
An old shop in Sutton-in-Ashfield described as a ‘derelict eyesore’ has been sold in an online auction.
The old shop, on Spring Road was put up for sale after a long running campaign by Ashfield councillors Samantha Deakin and Jason Zadrozny.
It had been derelict for more 15 years and sold for £115,000 – £65,000 more than the guide price.
Coun Deakin, who is also the Nottinghamshire County Councillor for the area, said, “We’re so relieved that this derelict eyesore has been sold at auction.
"It was a magnet for anti-social behaviour including drug taking and fly-tipping.
"It is ideally located at one of our gateways to Sutton town centre.
"We were determined to sort this and will be pushing the new owners to get this developed as soon as possible.
"The fact that the sale price was more than double the asking price shows confidence in Sutton. I can’t be more pleased.”
Coun Zadrozny, Ashfield District Council leader, added: “This is one of more than 20 sites in our district we are determined to see developed.
"Frustratingly, these things take time but I am pleased that our enforcement action has led to this sale.
"We worked with the council’s legal team throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to deliver this.
“We will continue to take action to ensure the development of properties like this, like the site of the old Orchid Pub and the former carpet warehouse, both in Kirkby.”