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Council land and property for sale


We regularly sell 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

    Properties currently for sale

    Item for saleLocationSummary and sales particularsClosing date

    Former Spennymoor 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 Use Class D1 (Non Residential Institutions). (subject to planning permission).

    Icon for pdf Sales particulars - Spennymoor Day Centre (PDF, 576.4kb)

    Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 13 May 2019.

    Land at Tow Law Industrial Estate

    Tow Law Industrial Estate
    Dans Castle
    Tow Law
    DL13 4BB

    We offer for sale land at Tow Law Industrial Estate. The site area measures approximately 1770.28m² (0.437 acres) or thereabouts, suitable for use (subject to planning approval).

    Icon for pdf Sales Particulars - Land at Tow Law Industrial Site (PDF, 400.1kb)

    Under offer

    Land at Stella Gill Sidings Reclamation Site

    Stella Gill Industrial Estate
    Pelton Fell
    DH2 2RT

    We offer for sale land at Stella Gill Sidings Reclamation Site amounting to 1100m² (0.272 acres) or thereabouts.

    The site is relatively flat and grassed and adjoins a small industrial unit to the north off Front Street as well as the adopted highway, which runs along the southern boundary.

    Icon for pdf Sales Particulars - Land at Stella Gill Sidings Reclamation Site (PDF, 541.9kb)

    Under offer

    Land at Former Eden Community Primary School

    Robson Avenue
    Peterlee
    SR8 5DN

    We offer for sale land at the former Eden Community Primary School site which consists of two clear fields. The site area measures approximately 2.55 hectares or 6.3 acres or thereabouts. The site is predominantly level in nature having previously been a former Children's Centre and is bounded by a perimeter fence.

    The site is suitable for residential redevelopment (subject to planning permission).

    Icon for pdf Sales Particulars - Land at Former Eden Community Primary School (PDF, 1.0mb)

    Under offer

    Land at High Street South Back

    High Street
    South Back
    Langley Moor
    DH7 8EX

    We offer for sale Garden/Parking land to the rear of High Street South, Langley Moor amounting to 172.56m² (0.042 acres) or thereabouts. The site is generally level and grassed.

    The site is suitable for domestic garden land, and parking or allotment use (subject to planning permission)

    Icon for pdf Land at High Street South Back, Langley Moor Sales Particulars (PDF, 815.8kb)

    No closing date.

    Please contact us to make an offer.

    Former Stanley Library

    High Street
    Stanley
    County Durham
    DH9 0DQ

    We offer for sale or to let by sealed offer the former Stanley Library with a site area of 0.06 hectares (0.152 acres) or thereabouts.

    The subject property internally comprises a library building, with open plan library room, administrative office space and staff facilities including toilets.

    The property is suitable for a variety of commercial uses such as offices or a nursery use subject to planning permission.

    Icon for pdf Former Stanley Library sales particulars (PDF, 437.6kb)

    Under offer

    Former King James School Building

    South Church Road
    Bishop Auckland
    DL14 7JU

    Durham County Council offers the opportunity to refurbish the Grade 2 listed former King James school building and land to the rear on South Church Road, Bishop Auckland which is available to the market for multiple redevelopment opportunities.

    It is a single site including a substantial stone built building and extended surrounding land.

    The site itself is 1.942 acres in size and the building has a combined internal area of 939.91m².

    Icon for pdf Former King James School building particulars (PDF, 354.4kb)

    Closing date: 4.00pm on Monday 17 June 2019.

    Shotley Bridge Village HallShotley Bridge Village Hall
    Shotley Bridge
    County Durham
    DH8 0EY

    We offer for sale Shotley Bridge Village Hall, Shotley Bridge amounting to approximately 0.07 hectares (0.179 acres), with a Gross Internal Area of 300m².

    Originally built around the mid to late 19th Century as a Sunday School for the Trinity Methodist Chapel set on a sloping site, the property provides for a single storey main function hall with integral kitchen, utility, and office space set over two floors at the southern gable.

    The property is suitable for conversion/redevelopment (subject to planning permission).

    Icon for pdf Shotley Bridge Village Hall particulars (PDF, 269.4kb)

    Under offer

    Former Annfield Plain Community Centre

    Fairview Terrace
    Annfield Plain
    DH9 8PP

    We offer for sale Former Annfield Plain Community Centre with a site area of 0.409 hectares (1.01 acres) or thereabouts.

    The site comprises a single storey converted school building of brick construction beneath a pitched slate roof with single storey extension under a flat roof situated to the rear.

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

    Icon for pdf Sales particulars of Former Annfield Plain Community Centre (PDF, 728.5kb)

    Under offer

    Former Stanley Customer Access Point

    Former Stanley Customer Access Point
    Front Street
    Stanley
    DH9 0ST

    We offer for sale by sealed offer the former Customer Access Point in Stanley, with a Gross Internal Area of 877.59 sq m (9,446 sq f) and a site area of 0.115 Hectares (0.28 acres).

    The subject property comprises a late Victorian Grade II Listed building. It was constructed as a Town Hall with accommodation over 4 floors including the basement. A single storey extension has been provided to the rear where the Registrar's office was formerly located. Externally there is an off street car park area to the rear of the property with 15 spaces or thereabouts. 

    The property is suitable for community, retail, leisure, office and residential uses subject to planning permission.

    Icon for pdf Stanley Customer Access Point sale particulars (PDF, 209.6kb)

    Under offer

    Land at Greenwood Avenue
    Burnhope

    Land at Greenwood Avenue
    Burnhope
    County Durham
    DH7 0AN

    We offer for sale by sealed offer land at Greenwood Avenue, Burnhope.

    The site is separated into 2 parts, Site A and Site B. Interested parties are encouraged to bid on one or both.

    Site A is approximately 1.22 acres (0.49 hectares) and Site B is approximately 8.23 acres (3.33 hectares).

    The site comprises a relatively flat portion of land and is currently grassed with an adopted road leading through the site from the South Western point of Langley Lane to the Northern part off Beech Grove.

    Icon for pdf Greenwood Avenue, Burnhope sales particulars (PDF, 167.2kb)

     

     

    Land at Former Numbered StreetsMeadow View
    Wheatley Hill
    County Durham
    DH6 3ND

    We offer for sale land at former numbered streets amounting to 0.075 hectares (1.86 acres).

    The subject site is a brownfield site which is cleared.

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

    Icon for pdf Former Numbered Streets Wheatley Hill sales particulars (PDF, 150.3kb)

    Under offer.

    Land at Chaytor RoadLand at Chaytor Road
    Bridgehill
    Consett
    DH8 8QU

    We offer for sale by sealed offer land at Chaytor Road, Bridgehill. The site area is 1.25 hectares (3.06 acres) or thereabouts.

    The subject site is a brownfield site which was formerly a residential development that was cleared. Currently the site is open space / grassed amenity land with mature trees and shrubs to the perimeter.

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

    Icon for pdf Land at Chaytor Road Bridgehill sales particulars (PDF, 115.9kb)

    No closing date.

    Please contact us to make an offer.

    Land at Saxon Green

    Land at Saxon Green
    Escomb
    Bishop Auckland
    DL14 7ST

    We offer for sale by sealed offer land at Saxon Green, Escomb. The site area is 7.44 acres (3.01 hectares) or thereabouts combined. (5.35 acres (2.16 hectares) and 2.09 acres (0.84 hectares) or thereabouts.)

    The subject site is established grazing land with stock proof fencing.

    Icon for pdf Land at Saxon Green Escomb sales particulars (PDF, 151.8kb)

    Under offer

    Former Stanley School of TechnologyStanley School of Technology
    Stanley
    County Durham
    DH9 6PZ

    We offer for sale the former School of Technology site amounting to approximately 2.979 hectares (7.36 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).

    Icon for pdf Stanley School of Technology sales particulars (PDF, 871.8kb)

    No closing date.

    Please contact us to make an offer.

    Feryemount Residential Care HomeFeryemount Residential Care Home
    North Street
    Ferryhill
    County 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).

    Icon for pdf Feryemount House Residential Care Home sales particulars (PDF, 260.1kb)

    Under offer.

    Former Nursery School

    Former Nursery School
    Murton
    County Durham
    SR7 9LX

    We offer for sale the former Nursery School, Murton amounting to 0.61 hectares (1.5 acres) or thereabouts.

    The site accommodates the former Murton Seaview Nursery School, which is currently vacant.

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

    Icon for pdf Former Murton Former Nursery School sales particulars (PDF, 533.1kb)

    Under offer

    Former Castleside Youth Club

    Castleside Youth Club
    Rowley Bank
    Castleside
    County Durham
    DH8 9QT

    We offer for sale the former Castleside Youth Club with a GIA of approximately 399 m² and site area of 0.12 Hectares (0.29) acres or thereabouts.

    The property is suitable for conversion to uses including residential, light industrial and offices subject to planning permission.

    Icon for pdf Castleside Youth Club sales particulars (PDF, 262.2kb)

    Under offer

    Chester-le-Street Branch Library garage

    Chester-le-Street Branch Library garage
    Newcastle Road
    Chester-le-Street
    County Durham
    DH3 3UA 

    We offer for sale Chester-le-Street Branch Library garage amounting to 325.24m² (0.08 acres) or thereabouts of land.

    The property is of brick construction with a steel truss roof.  The site benefits from an area of hard standing to the front of the building.

    The property is suitable for storage use Class B8 or small scale workshop use Class B1 (subject to planning approval).

    Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street Library garage sales particulars (PDF, 267.6kb)

    Under offer

    Former council offices at 13-17 Claypath

    13-17 Claypath
    Millennium Place
    Durham City Centre
    County Durham
    DH1 1RH

    We offer for sale a prime city centre mixed use development opportunity/letting to include mixed use units.

    GIA 2618 m² (NIA 2396 m²) set on a site of 0.1 hectares (0.23 acres).

    Icon for pdf 13-17 Claypath sales particulars (PDF, 2.4mb)

    Under offer

    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).

    Icon for pdf Former Roseberry Sports Community College sales particulars (PDF, 571.7kb)

    Under 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.

    Icon for pdf Dene Valley Primary sales particulars (PDF, 497.9kb)

    Under offer
    Land adjacent to the Engineer ArmsLand adjacent to the Engineer Arms
    South Terrace
    Seaham
    County Durham
    SR7 7HN

    We offer for sale land adjacent to the Engineer Arms, Seaham amounting to 0.03 Hectares (0.06 Acres) or thereabouts.

    The land consists of a hard surfaced car park suitable for Residential or Commercial use.

    Icon for pdf Land adjacent to the Engineer Arms, Seaham (PDF, 153.4kb)

    Under offer

    Making an offer

    If you wish to make an offer on any of the above properties, contact us for an official Durham County Council offer envelope. 

    Further information

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

    Mailing list

    If you are interested in the availability of future properties and wish to be placed on the mailing list, please fill in our Icon for pdf Surplus property mailing list form (PDF, 99.1kb) .

    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.

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    • County Hall
    • Durham
    • County Durham
    • DH1 5UL
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