Offices could replace the landmark building.
Chesterfield Borough Council is working with the owners of the Chesterfield Hotel to explore opportunities for the future use of the site.
Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “Chesterfield Hotel is a landmark building and a venue that holds very happy memories for many of us. Sadly, the costs to refurbish and bring the building back into productive use have proven beyond the means of the many investors and developers that have had a look at it.
“I can therefore confirm that Whittam Cox Architects has recently applied for outline planning permission, on behalf of Chesterfield Borough Council and Prestige Hotels (Midlands) Limited, to build offices on the site.
“This is a first step of many that the council plans to make with our partners to re-vitalise the Chesterfield station area, which is one of our long-term regeneration priorities”.
Whittam Cox Architects are acting as agents for Chesterfield Borough Council and the owners of the Chesterfield Hotel, Prestige Hotels (Midlands) Limited.
The owners of the Chesterfield Hotel were successful in obtaining planning permission to demolish the current structure in December 2019.
Councillor Tricia Gilby continued: “The council is currently in the process of finalising the HS2 Chesterfield Station Masterplan, which will be available later this year for public scrutiny and comment.”