Coundon, Bishop Auckland


Guide price

We are instructed on behalf of the landowner of a 1 hectare site or thereabouts at Coundon, Bishop Auckland. The site is currently used for grazing. An application for outline planning consent has been granted on the site for 30 residential units. The site has previously benefitted from detailed planning permission for 17 residential units in the form of two consents. We are inviting offers for the freehold sale by private treaty.

Site Area

Approximately 1 hectare or thereabouts.


The site lies on the western edge of Coundon village in County Durham and is outlined in red for information purposes on the attached plan. Additional land maybe available by separate negotiation.

The site lies adjacent to the B6287 with good access to the A1 and within close proximity of Bishop Auckland. The site has views over parts of rural County Durham due to its place on the outskirts of the village. Coundon is a growing village enjoying numerous pubs and other amenities.


Previously the site has benefitted from detailed planning permission for 17 residential units in the form of two consents for low density housing. A separate outline application under the reference DM/17/00912/OUT has been granted by Durham County Council for the whole site on 27th April 2018. It is anticipated that a successful buyer will progress the site from this stage. This planning consent is for an increased number of higher density houses on the site, aimed to target the demands of the local housing market. We expect any buyer to satisfy themselves of any site remediation costs (if any).


It is understood that the property is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Basis Of Offer

Private Treaty.

Local Authority

Durham County Council Tel: 03000 26 00 00.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights Of Way

The site is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including rights of way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supplies and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.

Areas, Measurements & Other Information

All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Health & Safety

Please take care when viewing the property and be as vigilant as possible when making an inspection for your own personal safety. Please note that the land is currently grazed by horses and all interested parties must take care when viewing to ensure that the gates remain secure.


Any guide prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property, or any part of it, or right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.


The drawings included are for indicative purposes only.


Parties are permitted to view the land from the public highway or on foot during daylight hours, subject to holding a set of these particulars at the time of inspection and having registered their details with the Selling Agent GSC Grays,


Particulars written July 2018. Planning is available online.

Information Pack

Further information is available upon request detailing the sites planning history, current planning documents and site constraints information. For further information in a CD format please contact our Barnard Castle office.

We would recommend that all potential purchaser's make themselves familiar with this pack.

Disclaimer Notice

GSC Grays gives notice that:

1. These particulars are a general guide only and do not form any part of any offer or contract.

2. All descriptions, including photographs, dimensions and other details are given in good faith but no warranty is provided. Statements made should not be relied upon as facts and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy by inspection or otherwise.

3. Neither GSC Grays nor the vendors accept responsibility for any error that these particulars may contain however caused.

4. Any plan is for guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes, and compass bearings are approximate and should not be relied upon without checking them first.

5. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition, repair or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order.

6. Please discuss with us any aspects that are important to you prior to travelling to the property.

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