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Council owned land and property


Information about land and property owned by Durham County Council.

If you have any queries on our land ownership you can contact us. Details of land not owned by us can be obtained from the Durham District Land Registry.

Council Land Register

Please note: The transfer of the Housing Stock to County Durham Housing Group was completed on 13th April 2015. We are working to update our Land Ownership Mapping records to reflect the transfer over the coming weeks.  For further information on the transfer please visit .

The Council Land Register contains details of all our land and building assets. It is updated on an annual basis.

Corporate Asset Management Plan

Most people use public assets, such as council buildings, leisure centres, libraries and civic offices on a regular basis. They are fundamental to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the community and neighbouring areas. They help shape the character of local areas and influence the quality of life for local people. They make an important contribution to local priorities, including education, health, social inclusion, community safety and sustainable development.

The way the council manages its land and property assets can have a significant impact both on the quality of services delivered to the public and the local environment. Effective asset management is essential in bringing 'agility' to land and property assets so that the delivery of the council's goals and objectives are realised in a sustainable manner, at the right time and on budget.

Our Corporate Asset Management Plan shows how our approach to managing land and property assets fits within the council's Corporate Business Planning Framework to ensure that they contribute to the achievement of corporate priorities as identified in the Sustainable Community Strategy'. 

The Corporate Asset Management Plan is in the process of being update and will be published at a later date.

Land and Property Availability

Any requests to rent or purchase will need to be submitted in writing and ideally should include a location plan. You should receive an acknowledgement of your enquiry within seven working days and a full response will follow this. You can also view our Council land and property for sale lists.

Contact us
Asset Management
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Economic Development
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
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