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Development site and land opposite Brawns Den, Brancepeth

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Property Summary

An exciting opportunity to purchase a block of arable land extending to approximately 34.48 hectares (85.21 acres), with planning permission for a detached dwelling, subject to an agricultural occupancy condition.
Property Type Farms & Land

Property Features

  • 34.48 hectares (85.21 acres) ring fenced block of arable land
  • Full planning permission for detached house with double garage
  • The approved dwelling is subject to agricultural occupancy condition
  • Roadside access
  • Rural location
  • Early viewing recommended

Full Details

The site is located in open countryside, opposite Brawns Den Farm which lies approximately 1/2 mile west of Brancepeth and 6 miles south west of the historic city of Durham.
Newcastle upon Tyne which is 25 miles to the north and Durham both have east coast main line train stations with direct access to Edinburgh and London. There are international airports at Teesside and Newcastle.
The property is identified by a red circle on the location plan.

From Brancepeth, head north west from the A690 onto Wolsingham Road. The land is accessed directly from the public highway.
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The property includes two arable fields and a development site which has full planning permission for a two storey, three bedroom, detached dwelling with a garage.
Planning permission was granted on 26 November 2013. Full details of the planning application can be seen on Durham County Council Planning Portal, reference 11/01039/FPA, amendment reference CE/13/01025/VOC.
This approval is subject to the following restriction:
“The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly working, or last working, in the locality in agriculture or forestry, or a widow or widower of such a person, and to any resident dependents”.

The site is served by mains water. Interested parties would need to make their own enquiries into other services, however overhead power lines are located in close proximity.

Each party is to bear their own costs.

The 2023 Basic Payment has been claimed and will be retained by the vendor.
The land is not entered into any environmental, stewardship or similar schemes. Therefore, providing opportunities for the purchaser to explore the new environmental, biodiversity and carbon off-setting markets.

The sporting rights are owned and in hand. The mines and mineral rights are owned by third parties and are excluded from the sale.

The property is sold subject to an overage for 20% of the uplift in value for any solar, wind or battery storage development for a period of 15 years.

The property is sold subject to all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, rights of light, support, drainage, water and electricity and other rights, obligations and easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether or not constituted in the title deeds or referred to in these particulars.
The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of such burdens.

Prospective buyers should be aware that in the event that they are successful they will be required to provide documents in relation to the current Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations. The extent of the required documentation will be confirmed to the purchaser(s) after acceptance of an offer.

The property is held freehold.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty.

Please contact Vickers & Barrass Darlington office on 01325 728084 to arrange a viewing, which are strictly by appointment only.

Durham County Council
03000 26 0000

Particulars prepared – September 2023
Photographs taken – May 2023

The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees and do not constitute, all or part of an offer or contract; all descriptions, dimensions, areas, references to condition and necessary consents for use and occupation and other details are given as a guide only and without responsibility. Any intending purchasers or lessees should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves, by inspection or otherwise, as to their accuracy.
No employee of Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property nor is any such representation or warranty given by the Vendors or the Lessors of this property.

Any offer for this property will be taken as an admission by the intending purchaser that they have relied solely upon their own personally verified information, inspection, and enquiries.
The photographs show only certain parts of the property. It should not be assumed that the property remains as displayed in the photographs.
Where any reference is made to planning permissions or potential uses, such information is given by Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors in good faith. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the Local Planning authority into such matters.

The Vendors reserve the right to to generally amend the particulars or method of sale.
The property is sold subject to reserve(s).Vickers & Barrass, Chartered Surveyors reserve the right to sell privately without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.
The particulars have been prepared in accordance with the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations to give a fair overall view of the property.

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