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Council land and property for sale


We regularly sell and let various properties and areas of land. This page gives details of what's currently available.

Examples of the type of land and buildings often for sale include:

  • Surplus housing stock
  • Individual development plots
  • Large residential sites

We may also have the following available to let:

  • Industrial and business premises to rent
  • Grazing sites
  • Garage plots
  • Allotments

How to get information

Details of properties to be sold on the open market are advertised on this page. If you require any further information about a specific property, please call the contact on the relevant sales particulars. For any other enquiries, please email Asset Management.

If you fill in the mailing list form we will let you know about the availability of any property which meets the options you have selected.

Current property for sale

Land at Agnes Street

Land at Agnes Street
Stanley
County Durham 
DH9 0NT

The County Council in partnership with Whitehall Executive Developments Limited offer for sale development land at Agnes Street, Stanley amounting to 0.17 hectares (0.43 acres) or thereabouts. The site has the benefit of A3 planning consent with ancillary A5 consent for a two storey drive through fast food restaurant.

For further information please see the sales particulars below.

Land Agnes Street sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

No closing date for the sale of the site. Please contact us to make an offer.

Former Dene Valley Primary School - under offer

Former Dene Valley Primary School
Gurney Valley
Coundon Grange
Bishop Auckland
DL14 8RP

We offer for sale Former Dene Valley Primary School site amounting to 0.54 hectares (1.33 acres) or thereabouts of land. The school building has been demolished with only hard standing areas remaining in its place.

The land would be suitable for redevelopment subject to planning permission.

For further information please see the sales particulars below.

Dene Valley Primary sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

No closing date for the sale has been set, so please contact us to make an offer.

Land Adjacent Essington Way, Peterlee - under offer

Land Adjacent
Essington Way
Peterlee
County Durham

We offer for sale land adjacent to Essington Way, Peterlee amounting to 0.96 Hectares (2.37 Acres) or thereabouts of land. The site is located  within Peterlee Town Centre, in very close proximity to all local amenities and excellent transport links onto the A19.

For further information please see the sales particulars below 

Land adjacent Essington Way Peterlee sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

No closing date for the sale has been set, so please contact us to make an offer.

Medomsley Dene Community Centre

Medomsley Dene Community Centre
The Dene
Consett
Co Durham
DH8 6PU

The County Council offers for sale Medomsley Dene Community Centre amounting to 0.09 hectares (0.23 acres) or thereabouts.

The site is suitable for residential development subject to planning permission.

For further information please see the sales particulars below.

Medomsley Dene community centre sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

No closing date for the sale has been set, so please contact us to make an offer.

Land at former Pine Trees site

Former Pine Trees Site
Esh Winning 
Co Durham
DH7 9JZ

The County Council offers for sale land at the Former Pine Trees Site, Esh Winning. The land is approximately 0.25 hectares (0.62 acres) or thereabouts.

The site may be suitable for residential development subject to planning permission.  

For further information please see Former Pine Trees Site sales particulars below.

Pine Trees Sales Particulars (PDF, 691kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 20 October 2014.

Former Stanley Bus Station site, Stanley - under offer

Former Stanley Bus Station Site
Stanley
Co Durham
DH7 0HU

The County Council offers for sale land at the former Stanley Bus Station site. The land is approximately 0.42 hectares (1.04 acres) or thereabouts.

The site is capable of accommodating a range of uses including, retailing, leisure, office, tourism, cultural, community or residential uses. The Council would like to encourage retailing on site given its location within the town centre.

For further information please see Former Stanley Bus Station Site sales particulars below.

Former Stanley Bus Station Site Particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Spennymoor Day Centre - under offer

Spennymoor Day Centre
Barnfield Road
Spennymoor
DL16 6EA

The County Council offers for sale Spennymoor Day Centre amounting to 0.49 hectares (1.22 acres) or thereabouts.

The site is suitable for commercial or residential use subject to planning permission. Existing use is D1 Non Residential Institutes.

For further information please see Spennymoor Day Centre sales particulars below.

Spennymoor Day Centre Particulars (PDF, 3Mb)

Shinwell Centre - under offer

Shinwell Centre
Stephenson Road
Peterlee
SR8 5AA

The County Council offers for sale the Shinwell Centre which incorporates a single storey purpose built adult training centre amounting to approximately 1.23 hectards (3.1 acres) or thereabouts.

The property is suitable for commercial or residential use subject to planning permission. Existing use is D1 Non Residential Institutes.

For further information please see Shinwell Centre sales particulars below.

Shinwell Day Centre Particulars (PDF, 3Mb)

Hamsteels Primary School site - under offer

Hamsteels Primary School Site
Esh Winning
Durham
DH7 9LN

The County Council offers for sale Hamsteels Primary School Site amounting to 0.92 hectares (2.3 acres) or thereabouts of land.

The site is suitable for community uses/facilities or residential development (subject to planning permission).

For further information please see Hamsteels Primary School Site sales particulars below.

Hamsteels Primary School Site Particulars (PDF, 540kb)

Elite Hall - under offer

Elite Hall
Military Row
Crook
Co Durham
DL15 9DL

The County Council offers for sale Elite Hall, a former community centre with a site area of approximately 0.77 acres.

The property is suitable for commercial or residential development (subject to planning permission).

For further information please see Elite Hall sales particulars below.

Elite Hall, Military Row, Crook Particulars (PDF, 481kb)

Land to the rear of The Locomotion One Public House

Heighington Lane
Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
Co Durham
DL5 6QG

The County Council offers for sale land to the rear of The Locomotion One Public House, Heighington Lane, Newton Aycliffe amounting to 0.464 hectares (1.147 acres) or thereabouts. 

The land is a development site suitable for business, office, industrial or storage use subject to planning permission.

For further information please see sales particulars below.

Land to the rear of The Locomotion Public House, Newton Aycliffe Particulars (PDF, 880kb)

Former Barford Depot site - under offer

Former Barford Depot Site
Barford Streatlam
Barnard Castle
Co Durham
DL12 8UD

The County Council offers for sale the former Barford Depot, made up of two large hard standing areas and a small wooded area, amounting to approximately 2.88 hectares (7.12 acres) or thereabouts of land.

The site is suitable for storage use or agricultural development subject to planning permission.

For further information please see sales particulars below.

Barford Depot Sales Particulars (PDF, 263kb)

Land known as The Piggeries - under offer

The Piggeries
North of Great Lumley
Castle Dene
Chester-le-Street
DH3 4HA

The County Council offers for sale land known as the Piggeries, Great Lumley amounting to 0.96 acres (0.39 hectares) or thereabouts.

The land is part hard standing and part grassland and due to its rural location would only be suitable for agricultural use.

For further information please see sales particulars below.

The Piggeries, Great Lumley Particulars (PDF, 939kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 1st September 2014.

Grange Villa (former community building) - under offer

Grange Villa (former community building)
Front Street
Grange Villa
Chester-le-Street
DH2 3LX

The County Council offers for sale Grange Villa Former Community Building amounting to 441m² (0.109 acres) or thereabouts.

The site is suitable for conversion to another D1 non residential use, C3 dwelling house, B1 office, A1 retail or A2 office, subject to satisfactory parking being achieved.

For further information please see sales particulars below.

Grange Villa Former Community Building Particulars (PDF, 655kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 6th October 2014.

Cowburn Farm - under offer

Cowburn Farm
Near Fishburn
TS21 4DU

The County Council offers for sale 140.75 acres (56.96 hectares) of sound agricultural land lying in two ring fences, offered as a whole or in two lots with good road frontage to Butterwick Road and Salters Lane, near Fishburn.

For sale by private treaty and vacant possession upon completion.

To request further information and viewing please see attached document below for contact details.

Cowburn Farm Particulars (PDF, 7kb)

Island Farm - under offer

Island Farm
Bishop Middleham
DL17 9ED

The County Council offers for sale 155.67 acres (63.00 hectares) or thereabouts of arable and pasture land lying within a ring fence, together with a separate farm cottage.

For sale by private treaty and vacant possession upon completion.

To request further information and viewing please see attached document below for contact details.

Island Farm Particulars (PDF, 7kb)

Compounds F-L, Dean and Chapter Industrial Estate

Compounds F-L
Dean & Chapter Industrial Estate
Ferryhill
DL17 8LH

The County Council offers for sale Compounds F-L, Dean and Chapter Industrial Estate, Ferryhill amounting to 0.61 hectares (1.51 acres) or thereabouts.

The site is suitable for Business/Industrial Use. It is not suitable for residential purposes.

For further information please see sales particulars below.

Dean and Chapter Compounds F-L Particulars (PDF, 604kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 17th November 2014.

3-4 Bede Street

3-4 Bede Street
Easington Colliery
Peterlee
Co Durham
SR8 3RT

The County Council offers for sale former Council Offices with a site area of 250m² (0.06 acres) or thereabouts.

The site is suitable for Commercial or Residential Re-Development

For further information please see sales particulars below.

3-4 Bede Street, Peterlee Particulars (PDF, 818kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 10th November 2014.

Dipton Communal Room

Dipton Communal Room
Front Street
Dipton
Co Durham
DH9 9DF

The County Council offers for sale Dipton Communal Room with a site area of 955.66m² (0.24 acres) or thereabouts.

The site is suitable for Residential Development subject to planning permission.

For further information please see sales particulars below.

Dipton Communal Rooms Particulars (PDF, 841kb)

No closing date for the sale of the property. Please contact us to make an offer.

Crookgate Community Hall

Crookgate Community Hall
near Burnopfield
Crookgate
NE16 6DP

The County Council offers for sale Crookgate Community Hall, Crookgate  with a total site area of 274m² (0.07 acres) or thereabouts of land and a GIA of 86.18 m².  The property is suitable for business or residential use as well as continued community use subject to planning permission. For further information please see sales particulars below.

Crookgate Community Hall particulars (PDF, 333kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 24th November 2014.

Westgate School Camp

Westgate School Camp
West Terrace
Westgate
Bishop Auckland
DL13 1JJ

The County Council offers for sale Westgate School Camp, Bishop Auckland with a total site area of 0.31 Hectares (0.77 Acres) or thereabouts of land with a building measuring approximately 282 m2 GIA. The property is a late 19th century stone built single storey former school suitable for business or residential use as well as continued community use subject to planning permission. For further information please see sales particulars below.

Westgate School Camp sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 24 November 2014.

Cheveley House Residential Care Home

Cheveley House Residential Care Home
Brackendale Road
Belmont
Durham
DH1 2AD

The County Council offers for sale Cheveley House Residential Care Home with a total site area of 1.367 acres (0.553 hectares), or thereabouts and a Net Internal Area of approximately 1391.30 m².  The property is suitable for residential care home or redevelopment opportunity (subject to planning permission).

Cheveley House Residential Care Home - sales particulars (PDF, 2Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 26th January 2015.

Grampian House Residential Care Home

Grampian House Residential Care Home
Grampian Drive
Peterlee
Co Durham
SR8 2LR

The County Council offers for sale Grampian House Residential Care Home with a total site area of 0.264 hectares (0.652 acres), or thereabouts and a Net Internal Area of approximately 1509m² suitable for residential care home or redevelopment opportunity (subject to planning permission).

Grampian House, Peterlee - sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 26th January 2015.

Mendip House Residential Care Home

Mendip House Residential Care Home
Mendip Avenue
Chester-le-Street
Co Durham
DH2 3AS

The County Council offers for sale Mendip House Residential Care Home with a total site area of 0.822 acres (0.333 hectares), or thereabouts and a Net Internal Area of approximately 1052 m².  The property is suitable for residential care home or redevelopment opportunity (subject to planning permission).

Mendip House Residential Care Home - sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 26th January 2015.

Newtown House Residential Care Home

Newtown House Residential Care Home
Waterside Court
Stanhope
Bishop Auckland
DL13 2PG

The County Council offers for sale Newtown House Residential Care Home with a total site area of 2.802 acres (1.134 hectares), or thereabouts and a Net Internal Area of approximately 1328.05 m².  The property is suitable for residential care home or redevelopment opportunity (subject to planning permission).

Newton House, Stanhope - sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 26th January 2015.

Feryemount House Residential Care Home

Feryemount Residential Care Home
North Street
Ferryhill
Co Durham
DL17 8HX

The County Council offers for sale Feryemount Residential Care Home with a total site area of 0.204 hectares (0.503 acres), or thereabouts and a Net Internal Area of approximately 1199.59 m² and a Gross Internal Area of 1259.64m².  The property is suitable for residential care home or redevelopment opportunity (subject to planning permission).

Feryemount House Residential Care Home - sales particulars (PDF, 2Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 26th January 2015.

Murton Community Centre

Murton Community Centre
Cedar Crescent
Murton
Seaham
SR7 9JJ

The County Council offers for sale Murton Community Centre, Seaham with a total site area of 0.23 acres (0.09 hectares) or thereabouts of land.  The property is suitable for community or retail use, residential or residential development subject to planning permission. For further information please see sales particulars below.

Murton Community Centre - sales particulars (PDF, 555kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 12th January 2015.

Chester-le-Street Volunteer Centre

Chester-le-Street Volunteer Centre
Clarence Terrace
Chester-le-Street
Co Durham
DH3 3DQ

The County Council offers for sale Chester-le-Street Volunteer Centre with a total site area of 0.294 acres (0.119 hectares) or thereabouts and housing a building with a floor area of 270m² GIA or thereabouts. The property is suitable for D1 and B1 uses and possible residential development subject to planning permission. For further information please see sales particulars below.

Volunteer Centre, Chester-le-Street - site particulars (PDF, 801kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 26th January 2015.

Current property to let

3 Fern Court, Peterlee

3 Fern Court
Brackenhill Business Centre
Peterlee
SR8 2RR

The County Council offers to let ground floor office at Brackenhill Business Centre.

For further details please see the particulars below.

3 Fern Court sales particulars (PDF, 760kb)

Please contact Asset Management for viewing and offering details.

Woodleigh, Barnard Castle

Woodleigh
Flatts Road
Barnard Castle
DL12 8AA

The County Council offers to let a former office and Tourist Information Centre. The current use of the property is B1 offices. There is a potential for a range of alternative uses for the property, including A3 restaurant use.

For further details please see particulars below

Woodlea Marketing particulars (PDF, 396kb)

Please contact Asset Management for viewing and offer details. Closing date for offers 4.00pm Monday 1st September 2014

108 Yoden Road, Peterlee

108 Yoden Road
Peterlee
Co Durham 
SR8 5DY

The County Council offers to rent a former Hairdressing Salon.  The current use of the property is A1 retail but could be used as A5 in a parade of similar shops.

For further details see particulars below

108 Yoden Road, Peterlee particulars (PDF, 2Mb)

Please contact Asset Management for viewing and offer details.  Closing date for receipt of offers Monday 27 October 2014 at 4.00pm.

What should you do?

If you wish to make an offer on any of the above properties, you will need an official Durham County Council offer envelope, which you can get from the address below.

If you are interested in the availability of future properties and wish to be placed on the mailing list, please fill in the form below:

Surplus property mailing list form (PDF, 27kb)

Under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972, we are obliged to obtain the best price available for any property disposals.

If you are interested in surplus property assets owned by the council, please contact Asset Management.

Land Ownership Information

Our land ownership information is also available on our website.