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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

    Land at Former Eden Community Primary School

    Robson Avenue
    Peterlee
    SR8 5DN

    Durham County Council offers 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)

    Offers must be submitted by 4.00pm Monday 23 July 2018.

    Clevesferye House

     

    Lambton Road
    Ferryhill
    DL17 8BG

     

    The County Council offers for sale Clevesferye House, Ferryhill with a site area of 0.41 hectares (1.01 acres) or thereabouts.

    The main building consists a T shaped two-storey structure with a mixture of brick and tile cladding walls, a mono pitched tile roof and timber frame windows and doors providing cellular office accommodation throughout. The building is bounded by a car park to the south and generous levels of open space and some semi mature trees fronting the main road.

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

    Icon for pdf Clevesferye House, Ferryhill Sales Particulars (PDF, 1.2mb)

    Offers must be submitted by 4.00pm Monday 18 June 2018

    Land at High Street South Back

    High Street
    South Back
    Langley Moor
    DH7 8EX

    The County Council offers 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, 811.3kb)

     

    Stanley Former Library

    High Street
    Stanley
    County Durham
    DH9 0DQ

    We offer for sale or to let by sealed offer Stanley Former 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, 973.6kb)

    No closing date. Please contact us to make an offer.
    Former King James School Building

    South Church Road
    Bishop Auckland
    DL14 7JU

    We offer for sale Former King James School Building. The site itself is 0.63 acres in size and the building has a combined internal area of 939.91m².

    The building is Grade 2 listed and provides an exciting opportunity to restore the premises following fire damage in 2007.

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

    Icon for pdf Former King James School building particulars (PDF, 144.1kb)

    No closing date. Please contact us to make an offer.

    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

    The County Council offers 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)

     

     

    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. 

    Icon for pdf Chilton East House Farm sales particulars (PDF, 380.5kb)

    Under offer

    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

    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. 

    Icon for pdf Sherburn Hill Community Centre sales particulars (PDF, 202.1kb)

    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.

    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. 

    Icon for pdf Spennymoor Day Centre sales particulars (PDF, 219.8kb)

    Under 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

    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.

    Icon for pdf Middleton-in-Teesdale Field Studies Centre sales particulars (PDF, 1.1mb)

    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.

    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, 1.5mb)

    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).

    Icon for pdf Newton House, Stanhope sales particulars (PDF, 656.5kb)

    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 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).

    Icon for pdf Former Chester-le-Street Youth Club sales particulars (PDF, 155.2kb)

     

    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. 

    Icon for pdf Land Agnes Street sales particulars (PDF, 730.4kb)

    No closing date.

    Please contact us to make an 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

    Former Social Services District Offices, Claire House and Bede Day Care Centre

    107 Galgate
    Barnard Castle
    County Durham
    DL12 8HA

    We offer for sale former Social Services District Offices, Claire House and Bede Day Centre with a site area of 0.21 Ha (0.52 acres) or thereabouts and a NIA of 878.57 m².

    The site consists of three interconnected buildings, two consisting of a traditional two storey stone built structure with pitched slate roof, cast iron rainwater goods, timber frame windows and doors. The central building is a single storey brick built structure with a flat roof.

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

    Icon for pdf Former Social Services District Offices, Claire House and Bede Day Care Centre, Barnard Castle (PDF, 526.3kb)

    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

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    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, 27.6kb) .

    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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