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The Forge, Pity Me


Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5DL

Land use/property type

The land is suitable for Development Land use.


0.795 acres (3216.64 m²)


Under Offer

For sale or to let

Closing date passed - under review.


The subject site is a potential Residential Development site (subject to Planning Permission) comprising the cleared Site of former Hawthorn House, Pity Me

The site is broadly level and a topographical survey is available on request. Access to the site is taken from the Forge via Acorn Place to Front Street, Pity Me, Durham.

Download Sales Particulars - The Forge, Pity Me, Durham (PDF, 0.5mb)

Closing date and current status

Under Offer.

Making an offer

The site is being marketed through an electronic tendering process. All completed offer forms must be returned through the NEPO Portal. Read the  Icon for pdf NEPO Global Registration Instructions (PDF, 123.7kb) for further information on registering and using the NEPO Portal or visit the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) Portal website. If this proves difficult you can still bid using the offer form as stated in the sales particulars. Please note we cannot accept an electronic bid via email directly to Durham County Council.

Further information

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

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Under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972, we are obliged to obtain the best price available for any property disposals.

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Property Management
Our address is:
  • Regeneration and Local Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • DH1 5UL
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