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Development Site, High Etherley, Bishop Auckland

For Sale

Property Summary

An exciting opportunity to purchase a potential development site in High Etherley, Bishop Auckland, compromising a redundant pumping station and a detached bungalow with a large south facing garden. A positive pre application response has been received for conversion to one detached three bedroom house and two semi detached four bedroom houses.
Property Type Farms & Land
Bedrooms X2

Property Features

  • Positive pre-planning application
  • Potential for the conversion to three dwellings
  • All dwellings would include large gardens and off road parking
  • Desirable village location
  • Early viewing recommended

Full Details

The development site is located in the village of High Etherley, approximately 4 miles west of Bishop Auckland and 14 miles south west of the historic city of Durham.

A range of facilities and services are located within the village centre, including Etherley Methodist Church, The Three Tuns Public House and Toft Hill Primary School.

The property is identified by a red circle on the location plan.

The site is accessed directly from the A68 in High Etherley. Heading north, the site is on the right hand side before the left turning into Toft Hill.
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An exciting opportunity to purchase a potential development site, compromising a redundant pumping station and detached bungalow in High Etherley. A positive pre application response has been received from Durham County Council on 22 December 2022. Three potential options were put forward; the demolition of both buildings and the erection of 3 x four bedroom dwellings or 4 x four bedroom dwellings. The preferred option was the conversion of the pumping station to a three bedroom dwelling and the demolition of the bungalow and re building 2 x four bedroom semi detached dwellings.

The existing site comprises a brick built single storey former pumping station and a brick built two bedroom bungalow with outbuildings and a large south facing garden. The site has direct access to the A68 and off road parking.
Further information on the pre application enquiry can be obtained from the selling agent.

The property is served by mains electricity, mains water, mains gas and drainage systems.

Reservoir Cottage - Durham County Council Tax Band B.

Each party is to bear their own costs.

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.

We are informed by the current vendors that the property is held freehold.

It is understood superfast broadband is available and there is generally good mobile telephone signal.

The property is offered for sale as a whole 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 – September 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 amalgamate, withdraw or exclude either of the lots shown at any time and 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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