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Neasham, Darlington, County Durham


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Outline consent has been granted for the residential development of 10 dwellings in the much sought after village of Neasham, Darlington. Offers are invited in writing for the unencumbered freehold interest. The properties are not visible from the roadside and if access is required onto the land, this is strictly by appointment via the selling agents.


The site is located to the north of the main road running east-west through Neasham.

This site was formerly a commercially operating nursery garden with areas of buildings, glasshouses and hard standing. The site is relatively flat and lies within the newly created flood defence.

At present, there remains a small number of traditional buildings on site. All Buildings are to be demolished as part of the Planning Application and all materials, not to be recycled as part of the development, are to be removed. The vendor will attend to this, to an agreed specification, prior to completion.

A flood risk assessment has been undertaken for the site and a copy of this is available upon request. This advises that the majority of Neasham is located within flood zone 3 however this has been mitigated by a recently installed Environment Agency flood defence. An evacuation route has been provided as part of the Planning as a pedestrian route following the public footpath away from the site towards Dibdale Road to the east.

The flood risk assessment also includes a drainage strategy subject to appropriate mitigation measures.

Planning Permission

Outline planning consent was granted on 14th July 2017 (reference: 16/01020/OUT). The Section 106 provides for the following:

An education contribution of £3,055 per dwelling payable prior to the occupation of the 5th dwelling.

Offsite Affordable Housing contribution of 30% of Market Value of the 2 lowest value units payable prior to the occupation of the 5th dwelling. Prior to the commencement of the development, the Owners are to appoint an independent valuer to assess the Market Value of the Site and provide a report to the Council.

Sustainable Transport Contribution of:

-£300 for every 1 bed dwelling

-£600 for every 2 bed dwelling

-£900 for every 3 bed dwelling

-£1,200 for every 4+ bed dwelling

Payable prior to the occupation of the 5th dwelling.

An indicative site plan is attached to these particulars which illustrates the site area and boundaries within the outline consent.

The building design, scale, appearance and materials are all to be dealt with at the Reserved Matters stage.

Connections can be made to the existing services with gas, electricity and water in close proximity to the site and subject to final discussions with the providers to agree capacity. A utilities search has been carried out and is available upon request.

We believe that the opportunity exists to enhance the value of the site through the Reserved Matters Application and any offer should set out a proposal to increase the underlying value of the current consent.

The Reserved Matters Application will need to be approved in advance by the Seller, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

Site Area

0.6 hectares (1.48 acres)


Freehold with vacant possession.


There is an existing access road from New Lane which serves current housing and was used to serve the previous business use for both cars and HGVs. The new access road will need to service the retained land beyond and an unrestricted right of way will be reserved out of the sale. The access arrangement will be negotiated in detail with the Buyer as part of the discussions regarding maximisation of the site value.

Basis of Offer

Conditional exchange of contracts.

Information Pack

An information pack has been produced and is available upon request which comprises:

-Planning application documents

-Planning consent

-Section 106 Agreement

-Flood Risk Assessment

-Topographical Survey


Viewings are Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agent.

Disclaimer Notice

PLEASE READ: GSC Grays gives notice to anyone who may read these particulars as follows:

1.These particulars, including any plan 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 do not amount to a representation or warranty. They should not be relied upon as statements of fact and anyone interested must satisfy themselves as to their corrections by inspection or otherwise.

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

4.Any plan is for layout guidance only and is not drawn to scale. All dimensions, shapes and compass bearings are approximate and you should not rely upon them 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.

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

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