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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:

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 contact us. 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.

Properties currently for sale

Item for saleLocationSummary and sales particularsClosing date
Former Roseberry Sports Community CollegeRoseberry Sports Community College
Pelton
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
DH2 1NW

We offer for sale the former Roseberry Sports Community College, Pelton amounting to approximately 2.85 hectares (7.04 acres). This former school occupies a prominent site on the edge of Pelton Fell.

The school buildings will be demolished on completion of bat surveys and as such the site is offered to the market on a cleared site basis with the benefit of existing infrastructure and access.

The land is suitable for residential development (subject to planning permission).

Former Roseberry Sports Community College sales particulars (PDF, 571kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00pm Monday 6 July 2015.

Former Stanley School of Technology

Stanley School of Technology
Stanley
County Durham
DH9 6PZ

We offer for sale the former School of Technology site, Stanley amounting to approximately 3.17 hectares (7.84 acres).

The site formally housed the Stanley School of Technology, however has now been cleared.

The land is suitable for residential development (subject to planning permission).

Stanley School of Technology sales particulars (PDF, 1012kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00pm Monday 20 July 2015.

Former Plawsworth Road Former Infant School

Plawsworth Infant School
Plawsworth Road
Sacriston
DH7 6QH

We offer for sale Plawsworth Road former Infant School site amounting to approximately 0.54 hectares (1.34 acres).

The school buildings on the site are to be demolished.

The land is suitable for residential development (subject to planning permission).

Former Plawsworth Road Infant School site sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00pm Monday 27 July 2015.

Former Spennymoor Day CentreSpennymoor Day Centre
Barnfield Road
Spennymoor
DL16 6EA

We offer for sale the former Spennymoor Day Centre, Spennymoor amounting to approximately 0.49 hectares (1.22 acres).

The property is a purpose built day centre of single storey brick construction with part flat and part low pitched roof.

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

Spennymoor Day Centre sales particulars (PDF, 3Mb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 7 September 2015.

Land at St Cuthberts Drive

Land at St Cuthberts Drive
Sacriston
DH7 6XE

We offer for sale land at St Cuthberts Drive, Sacriston, DH7 6XE amounting to 0.54 hectares (1.34 acres) or thereabouts of land.

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

Land at St Cuthberts Drive, Sacriston sales particulars (PDF, 631kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 7 September 2015.
Former Garage Site, Consett

Site of garage
Chaytor Road
Bridgehill
Consett
DH8 8QS

We offer for sale a former garage site, Chaytor Road, Bridgehill, Consett, DH8 8QS amounting to approximately 0.02 hectares (0.05 acres).

The site occupies a former garage site within a residential estate and is enclosed with raised borders and dwarf walls/fencing and is fully concreted with no open/landscape areas.

The land is suitable for residential development (subject to planning permission).

Garage site at Consett sales particulars (PDF, 306kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 14 September 2015.

Collier Wood Picnic Area, Tow Law

Collier Wood Picnic Area
Tow Law
County Durham
DL13 4NL

We offer for sale Collier Wood Picnic Area, Tow Law amounting to approximately 3.23 hectares (7.99 acres).

The site is a former picnic area with dense shrubbery, mature trees and a dirt track access into the entrance, suitable for  amenity / woodland / grazing / recreation use subject to satisfactory planning application (if deemed appropriate).

Collier Wood Picnic Area sales particulars (PDF, 315kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 14 September 2015.

High Houselop Picnic Area, Tow Law

High Houselop Picnic Area
Tow Law
County Durham
DL13 4JR

We offer for sale High Houselop Picnic Area, Tow Law amounting to approximately 3.51 hectares (8.67 acres).

The site is a former picnic site which has been closed since 2004. There is dense shrubbery to parts of the site and mature trees. The site is suitable for amenity / woodland / grazing / recreation use subject to satisfactory planning application (if deemed appropriate).

High Houselop Picnic Area sales particulars (PDF, 348kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 14 September 2015.
Westgate School CampWestgate School Camp
West Terrace
Westgate
Bishop Auckland
DL13 1JJ

We offer 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. 

Westgate School Camp sales particulars (PDF, 945kb)

 

Former Chester-le-Street Youth Club siteChester-le-Street Youth Club
Cone Terrace
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
DH3 3QU

We offer for sale the former Chester-le-Street Youth Club site, Chester-le-Street amounting to approximately 0.33 hectares (0.8 acres). The former youth club building has been demolished and the site is currently being cleared.

The land is suitable for residential, health care, leisure and offices (subject to planning permission).

Former Chester-le-Street Youth Club sales particulars (PDF, 502kb)

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

Land at Agnes StreetLand at Agnes Street
Stanley
County Durham 
DH9 0NT

In partnership with Whitehall Executive Developments Limited, we 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. 

Land Agnes Street sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

Medomsley Dene Community CentreMedomsley Dene Community Centre
The Dene
Consett
County Durham
DH8 6PU

We offer 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. 

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

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

Land at the former Pine Trees sitePine Trees
Esh Winning 
County Durham
DH7 9JZ

We offer 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. 

Pine Trees sales particulars (PDF, 691kb)

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

Land to the rear of The Locomotion One Public House

The Locomotion One Public House
Heighington Lane
Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham
DL5 6QG

We offer 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. 

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

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

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

We offer for sale the 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.

Dene Valley Primary sales particulars (PDF, 497kb)

Under offer.
Former Stanley Bus Station siteStanley Bus Station
Stanley
County Durham
DH7 0HU

We offer 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.

We would like to encourage retailing on site given its location within the town centre. 

Former Stanley Bus Station site particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Under offer.
Spennymoor Day CentreSpennymoor Day Centre
Barnfield Road
Spennymoor
County Durham
DL16 6EA

We offer 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. 

Spennymoor Day Centre sales particulars (PDF, 991kb)

Under offer.
Shinwell CentreShinwell Centre
Stephenson Road
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 5AA

We offer 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.

Shinwell Day Centre sales particulars (PDF, 3Mb)

Under offer.

Hamsteels Primary School site

Hamsteels Primary School
Esh Winning
Durham
DH7 9LN

We offer 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).

Hamsteels Primary School Site sales particulars (PDF, 540kb)

Under offer.
Elite HallElite Hall
Military Row
Crook
County Durham
DL15 9DL

We offer 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). 

Elite Hall, Military Row, Crook sales particulars (PDF, 481kb)

Under offer.
Former Barford Depot siteBarford Depot
Barford Streatlam
Barnard Castle
Co Durham
DL12 8UD

We offer 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. 

Barford Depot sales particulars (PDF, 263kb)

Under offer.

Land known as The Piggeries

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

We offer 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.

The Piggeries, Great Lumley sales particulars (PDF, 939kb)

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

We offer 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. 

Grange Villa Former Community site particulars (PDF, 655kb)

Under offer.
Compounds F-L, Dean and Chapter Industrial EstateCompounds F-L
Dean and Chapter Industrial Estate
Ferryhill
DL17 8LH

We offer 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. 

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

Under offer.
3-4 Bede Street3-4 Bede Street
Easington Colliery
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 3RT

We offer 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. 

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

Under offer.
Dipton Communal Room
 
Dipton Communal Room
Front Street
Dipton
County Durham
DH9 9DF

We offer 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. 

Dipton Communal Rooms sales particulars (PDF, 838kb)

Under offer.

Crookgate Community HallCrookgate Community Hall
near Burnopfield
Crookgate
NE16 6DP

We offer 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. 

Crookgate Community Hall sales particulars (PDF, 333kb)

Under offer.
Cheveley House Residential Care HomeCheveley House Residential Care Home
Brackendale Road
Belmont
Durham
DH1 2AD

We offer 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)

Under offer.
Grampian House Residential Care HomeGrampian House Residential Care Home
Grampian Drive
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 2LR

We offer 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)

Under offer.
Mendip House Residential Care HomeMendip House Residential Care Home
Mendip Avenue
Chester-le-Street
Co Durham
DH2 3AS

We offer 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)

Under offer.
Newtown House Residential Care HomeNewtown House Residential Care Home
Waterside Court
Stanhope
Bishop Auckland
DL13 2PG

We offer 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)

Under offer.

Feryemount Residential Care Home

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

We offer 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)

Under offer.

Murton Community Centre

 

Murton Community Centre
Cedar Crescent
Murton
Seaham
SR7 9JJ

We offer 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. 

Murton Community Centre sales particulars (PDF, 552kb)

Under offer.

Chester-le-Street Volunteer Centre

 

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

 

We offer 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.

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

Under offer.

Land to the rear of 20 Butsfield Lane

 

20 Butsfield Lane
Knitsley
DH8 9EN

 

We offer for sale land to the rear of 20 Butsfield Lane, Knitsley DH8 9EN amounting to 165.21m² or thereabouts.

The land will be sold with a restriction to garden use, it would be also acceptable to permit the use for parking and the construction of a garage if required (subject to planning permission).

Land to the rear of 20 Butsfield sales particulars (PDF, 457kb)

Under offer.
Compound 2, CrookCompound 2
High Hope Street
Crook
County Durham
DL15 9JJ

We offer for sale Compound 2, High Hope Street, Crook amounting to approximately 0.122 hectares (0.303 acres).

The site is bare land with security fencing and was previously used as a compound. 

There are no permanent buildings on site. 

The land is suitable for residential and employment (subject to planning permission).

Compound 2, High Hope Street, Crook sales particulars (PDF, 643kb)

Under offer.
Land located at Station RoadStation Road
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
DH2 2AT

We offer for sale land located at Station Road, Chester-le-Street amounting to approximately 0.37 hectares (0.91 acres).

The site occupies an elevated position with access available from the adopted highway and is situated on the edge of an established housing estate.

The land is suitable for residential development (subject to planning permission).

Land at Station Road, Chester-le-Street sales particulars (PDF, 766kb)

Under offer.

Properties currently to let

Item for letLocationSummary and sales particularsClosing date

Office accommodation, Crook
 

Royal Corner
Crook
DL15 9UA

We offer for let prominent office accommodation, Royal Corner, Crook, DL15 9UA.

The property is Class B1 Offices (alternatives may be considered subject to planning permission).

Royal Corner Crook marketing particulars (PDF, 3Mb)

No closing date.

Please contact us for viewing or to make an offer.

What should you do?

  • If you wish to make an offer on any of the above properties, you will need to contact us for an official Durham County Council offer envelope. 
  • If you are interested in the availability of future properties and wish to be placed on the mailing list, please fill in our 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 us.