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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 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.

Stanley Customer Access Point sale particulars (PDF, 209kb)

Under offer

The Cubby, Newton Aycliffe

The Cubby
Central Avenue
Newton Aycliffe
Co Durham
DL5 4DH

We offer for sale The Cubby, Newton Aycliffe amounting to 0.189 hectares (0.469 acres) or thereabouts. The site is currently open space suitable for retail or commercial use (subject to planning permission).

The Cubby, Newton Aycliffe sales particulars (PDF, 239kb)

 

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.

Greenwood Avenue, Burnhope sales particulars (PDF, 167kb)

 

 

Former Stanley Library

Stanley Library
High Street
Stanley
County Durham
DH9 0DQ

We offer for sale or to let by sealed offer 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.

Former Stanley Library sales particulars (PDF, 244kb)

Under Offer
Consett Pathways

Consett Pathways
Herbert Street
Consett
County Durham
H8 6AE

We offer for sale or to let by sealed offer Consett Pathways with a site area of 0.063 hectares (0.16 acres) or thereabouts.

The subject property comprises of a single large open plan room in the centre of the building with a dining room, therapy and sensory rooms leading off.  There are 4 rooms with toilet provision based on the previous use as a school. 

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

Consett Pathways sales particulars (PDF, 281kb)

Under Offer

Chilton East House Farm

Chilton Lane
Ferryhill
DL17 0DN

We offer for sale by sealed offer Chilton East House Farm, Chilton Lane, Ferryhill.

The site area is 10.75 acres (4.35 hectares) or thereabouts combined.

  • Western site 7.85 acres (3.18 hectares) or thereabouts
  • Eastern site 2.90 acres (1.17 hectares) or thereabouts

A split site which is established grazing land with the western plot being of a higher calibre. 

Chilton East House Farm sales particulars (PDF, 380kb)

Monday 31st July 2017

Land at Former Numbered Streets, Wheatley HillMeadow 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.

Former Numbered Streets Wheatley Hill sales particulars (PDF, 150kb)

Under offer

Various individual plots of land adjacent to High Street South Back, Langley Moor

High Street South Back
Langley Moor 
County Durham
DH7 8EX

We offer for sale 4 plots of individual land:

  • 231.53m² of land or thereabouts to the rear of High Street South Back
  • 142.65m² of land or thereabouts to the rear of High Street South Back
  • 84.11m² of land or thereabouts to the rear of High Street South Back
  • 53.66m² of land or thereabouts to the rear of High Street South Back

The land is suitable for garden land and parking or allotment use subject to planning permission.

Land to the Back of High Street South, Langley Moor sales particulars (PDF, 401kb)

 

Essington House, Peterlee

Essington House
Essington Way
Peterlee
SR8 5AZ

We offer for sale Essington House amounting to 0.514 Hectares (1.27 Acres) or thereabouts.

The subject property comprises a 2 storey brick built envelope beneath a concrete tiled roof with single glazed timber framed windows and doors.

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

Essington House sales particulars (PDF, 240kb)

Under Offer

Land at Chaytor Road, ConsettLand 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.

Land at Chaytor Road Bridgehill sales particulars (PDF, 116kb)

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

Land at Saxon Green, Escomb

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.

Land at Saxon Green Escomb sales particulars (PDF, 151kb)

Under Offer

Toronto Community Centre, Bishop Auckland

Toronto Community Centre
Jubilee Street
Toronto
Bishop Auckland
L14 7RS

We offer for sale Toronto Community Centre amounting to 0.106 Hectares (0.26 Acres) or thereabouts.

The subject property is a former community centre and comprises a Victorian age school and yard.

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

Toronto Community Centre sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Under Offer

Edenhill Community Centre, Peterlee

Edenhill Community Centre
Peterlee
County Durham
SR8 5DL

We offer a unique opportunity to convert/re-develop the former Eden Hill Community Centre. The property has a GIA of approximately 412 m² on a site area of 0.46 hectares (1.14 acres) or thereabouts

The former 2 storey community centre was built in the 1930's and is of traditional construction with a tarmacadam drive and hardstand to the front. The property benefits from an attractive frontage looking out to sea over open land to the east.

Edenhill Community Centre sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Under Offer

Former Ouston Infant School Site

Former Ouston Infant School Site
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
DH2 1JU

We offer for sale the former Ouston Infant School Site, Ouston, Chester le Street. The total site area is 0.55 hectares (1.36 acres) or thereabouts.

The former infant school comprised of a purpose built single storey building constructed during the1960's. The building however is in the process of being demolished and will therefore be a cleared site by the closing date for offers.

Former Ouston Infant School site sales particulars (PDF, 949kb)

Under Offer

Sherburn Hill Community Centre

Sherburn Hill Community Centre
Front Street
Sherburn Hill
DH6 1PA

We offer for sale Sherburn Hill Community Centre, Sherburn Hill amounting to 0.104 Hectares (0.26 Acres) or thereabouts.

The subject property is a former community centre constructed in brick with a pitch tiled roof and comprises a two storey centre with rear extension.

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

Sherburn Hill Community Centre sales particulars (PDF, 202kb)

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).

Stanley School of Technology sales particulars (PDF, 871kb)

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

Land at St Cuthberts Drive, Sacriston

Land at St Cuthberts Drive
Sacriston
DH7 6XE

We offer for sale land at St Cuthberts Drive 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)

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, 219kb)

 

Feryemount Residential Care Home, FerryhillFeryemount 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).

Feryemount House Residential Care Home sales particulars (PDF, 260kb)

 

Former Nursery School, Murton

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).

Former Murton Former Nursery School sales particulars (PDF, 533kb)

.Under Offer

Middleton-In-Teesdale Field Studies Centre

Middleton-in-Teesdale Field Studies Centre
Middleton-in-Teesdale
DL12 0QB

We offer for sale Middleton-in-Teesdale former Field Studies Centre amounting to 1.54 Hectares (3.81 acres) or thereabouts.

The former Fields Studies Centre comprises a main building, cement rendered ancillary building, external girls' and boys' toilet block, one outbuilding and storage shed. The Eastern section of the site comprises playing fields and to the South is a tree-lined embankment leading down to the River Tees.

The site is suitable for redevelopment subject to planning permission.

Middleton-in-Teesdale Field Studies Centre sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

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.

Castleside Youth Club sales particulars (PDF, 262kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00pm Monday 3 July 2017.

23 The Green, Nettlesworth

23 The Green
Nettlesworth
Chester-le-Street
DH2 3PQ

We offer for sale 23 The Green, Nettlesworth amounting to 0.054 Hectares (0.13 Acres) or thereabouts of land.

The property comprises a two storey brick built timber cladded detached building under a sloping flat roof. The property has the benefit of limited parking to the front.

The property is suitable for day centre, health centre, creche, non-residential, education, training centre and residential use subject to planning permission.

The Green sales particulars (PDF, 205kb)

 

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).

Chester-le-Street Library garage sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

Under Offer

Newtown House Residential Care Home, StanhopeNewtown 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, 246kb)

Please contact us to discuss

Former council offices at 13-17 Claypath, Durham City

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).

13-17 Claypath sales particulars (PDF, 2Mb)

Under Offer

The Oaks, Esh Winning and land at the former Pine Trees siteEsh Winning 
County Durham
DH7 9JZ

We offer for sale The Oaks, amounting to 2.38 hectares (5.89 acres) or thereabouts.and land at the former Pine Trees site, amounting to 0.25 hectares (0.62 acres) or thereabouts.

Suitable for residential redevelopment subject to planning permission. 

The Oaks and Pine Trees sales particulars (PDF, 819kb)

Under Offer
Wood View Community Centre,
Langley Park
Wood View Community Centre
Langley Park

We offer for sale Wood View Community Centre amounting to 0.24 Hectares (0.6 Acres) or thereabouts of land.

The property is a former community centre and is of solid brick construction with a pitched slate roof. The windows are primarily modern UPVC double glazed.

The property is suitable for residential conversion, commercial, community or educational uses subject to planning permission.

Wood View Community Centre, Langley Park sales particulars (PDF, 1Mb)

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

The County Council offers 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 cleared.

The site is suitable for a variety of alternative uses including housing, health care facilities, leisure/sport facilities and offices (subject to planning permission).

Former Chester-le-Street Youth Club sales particulars (PDF, 155kb)

 

Land at Agnes Street, StanleyLand 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, 730kb)

No closing date.

Please contact us to make an offer.

Former Roseberry Sports Community College, PeltonRoseberry 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)

Under Offer
Former Dene Valley Primary School, Coundon GrangeDene 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 Barford Depot site, Barnard CastleBarford Depot
Barford Streatlam
Barnard Castle
County 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
Collier House, Crook

Collier House
Sunnybrow
Crook
County Durham
DL15 0LZ

 

We offer for sale Collier House, Sunnybrow amounting to 0.126 hectares (0.312 acres) or thereabouts.

The property is a former community centre with warden's accommodation on the first floor. It is a combination of single and two storey blocks constructed with brick walls and pitched concrete tiled roofs.

The property is suitable for community facilities, medical, day care, religious as well as offices, food and drink, residential institutions or residential use subject to planning permission.

Collier House sales particulars (PDF, 270kb)
 

Under offer
Land adjacent to the Engineer Arms, SeahamLand 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.

Land adjacent to The Engineer Arms, Seaham sales particulars (PDF, 153kb)

Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Monday 14 August 2017.

Properties currently to let

Item to letLocationSummary and sales particularsClosing date
Studio 4, Fowlers Yard, Durham

Studio 4
Fowlers Yard
Rear Silver Street
Durham City
DH1 3RA

We offer for let Studio 4, Fowlers Yard.

The property is suitable for Arts and Crafts use.

For further details please see the Studio 4 Fowlers Yard Sales Particulars (PDF, 155kb).

Please contact us for viewing and offering details.

 

Cottage 2, Fowlers Yard, Durham

Cottage 2
Fowlers Yard
Rear Silver Street
Durham City DH1 3RA

We offer for let Cottage 2, Fowlers Yard.

The property is suitable for Arts and Crafts use.

For further details please see the Cottage 2 Fowlers Yard Sales Particulars (PDF, 147kb).

Please contact us for viewing and offering details. 

 
Building on Spennymoor High Street18 High Street
Spennymoor
DL16 6DB

We offer for let prominent building, 18 High Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6DB.

The property is currently Use Class A3, however conversion to A1 or A2 would be permitted.

18 High Street Spennymoor to let particulars (PDF, 698kb)

Please contact Asset Management for viewing and offering details.

Under offer
Building at Beveridge Arcade, Newton AycliffeUnit 5 Beveridge Arcade
Newton Aycliffe
Co Durham
DL5 4EJ

We offer to let a unit in Newton Aycliffe. 

Current planning use is Class A1 (Retail) however the property could be suitable for A2 or B1 office use subject to a change of use planning being approved

Unit 5 Beveridge Arcade, Newton Aycliffe particuilars (PDF, 164kb)

Under 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.