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Front Street, Coxhoe

J W Wood Land and New Homes Department are pleased to bring this development site to the Market for sale. Measuring 1658 Sq m and Formerly the village church hall which was knocked down, and previously benefitting from planning permission (Now Lapsed) for the erection of 8 three bedroomed townhouses and a mixed use retail unit with two bedroomed flat above. 

Full details can be found on the Durham County Council Planning portal website using the reference number of DM/15/01537/FPA.

The site is perfectly placed with having a supermarket and the rest of the village amenities within a very short walk. The A1 motorway is 1.2 miles away providing excellent transport links

Agents note : J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents for any houses that are built and sold on this site. For further details, please contact the Land and New Homes department

College Street, Shildon

J W Wood are pleased to bring this development site to the market. This site which is roughly rectangular and measures approximately a third of an acre comes with outline planning permission for a small development of 4 semi detached, 3 bedroomed bungalows. Full details of the planning application can be found on the Durham County Council's planning portal using reference number  DM/16/01873/OUT. The site is conveniently located short walk from Shildon's town centre which has numerous shops and amenities at hand. Shildon itself is located close to both Bishop Auckland and Darlington.

Agents Note : J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents for any properties that are built and sold on this site. For more details, please contact the Land and New Homes Department

South View, Shildon

A fantastic development opportunity has arisen in a location central to Shildon and within close proximity to a range of local amenities. The land currently has full planning consent for seven dwellings. Further information on the development is available by visiting the Durham County Council planning portal and using reference number DM/16/00603/FPA.


The Former Red Oak Pub, Lowland Road, Brandon

J W Wood land and new homes Department is pleased to offer for sale this potential development site. Measuring approximately 0.8 Acre, The site presents a great opportunity for development as it previously benefited from planning permission for two different schemes. The first, granted in February 2011 (planning reference number 4/11/00095/FPA) was for a scheme made up of apartments, detached and terraced houses for a total of 16 units, the second scheme was for 3 detached houses and potential self build plots, was granted in March 2014 ( planning reference number DM/14/00728/FPA). The Site is also in the County Durham Strategic Housing Land Availability  assessment and is identified as "Deliverable". We seek conditional and un conditional offers for the site. The site is located in an established residential area, with amenities close at hand. It is also a short distance from a wider array of larger amenities in Langley moor where Supermarkets and shops can be found. It is a short drive to Durham city, and the connections to the A1 Motorway. 

Agents note 1 - A mobile telephone mast is currently located on the site. The land that this is located on is not for sale, however vehicular access is required to this land, and as such the site owner and owners of the mast reserve a permanent right of access.

Agents note 2: Due to the telephone mast's location, there is an area close to it that has certain restrictions. For more information and a diagram highlighting this, please contact the Land and New Homes Department.

Agents note 3 - J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents on any units that are built and sold on this site. For more information of this arrangement, please speak to the land and new homes department

Former St Anne's School, Bishop Auckland

J W Wood's Land and New Homes Department seeks offers for the site of the former St Anne's School. The site measure's approximately 0.6 of an acre and currently benefits from planning permission for the erection of 18 dwellings made up of 14 two bedroom terraced houses and 4 one bedroom apartments along with parking facilities. For full details, please visit the Durham council's website, go to the planning section and use the reference number DM/15/03642/FPA 

Our client has demolished two buildings on the site however a third one still remains which could be either demolished in line with the planning permission, or converted (Subject to new planning permission). As such the site is offered either by lots, or as a whole

Lot 1 - Remaining building which measures approximately 36 metres by 6, and built from stone with a slate roof.

Lot 2 - The rest of the site currently comprising bare land and retained road.


Development Site details

Our client has retained much of the stone and slate from the demolished buildings to be reused in erection of new properties. Should a buyer require, our client has confirmed that they would be prepared to clear the site.

The site is accessed directly off the A689 South Church Road and lies a short walk from the town centre's numerous amenities and less than 400 metres from the market place itself meaning that it is very well placed. It is also less than 600 metres from Bishop Auckland's railway station which has a service to Darlington which is on the East coast main line connecting Edinburgh and London.

Agents note – J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents on any units that are built and sold on this site. For more information of this arrangement, please speak to the land and new homes department

Link to Planning portal

Foundry Row, Coxhoe

We invite conditional and un conditional offers for this site which measures approximately 1 acre. Located in the village of Coxhoe, and overlooking the village green, this piece of land previously benefited from outline planning permission for 9 houses, which was granted in 2010 and has now lapsed. For all of the details please visit the Durham council website and use the reference number 4/10/00625/OUT. The site would suit a variety of uses, subject to necessary planning permission. Access to the site is over land belonging to the parish council, however a statutory declaration is available which advises of access in two routes dating back to 1960's. Further details are available on request. 

Our clients advise that the site is not registered for VAT. The site is perfectly placed with having a supermarket and the rest of the village amenities within a very short walk, while Durham city centre lies less than 5 miles away. The A1 motorway is less than a mile away providing excellent transport links


Agents note : J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents for any houses that are built and sold on this site. For further details, please contact the Land and New Homes department

Site details

Link to Planning portal


Claytons Yard, Darlington

This town centre site measuring approximately 0.19 acre, is available for potential development. Currently made up of several individual units used primarily for car repairs and storage, the site could potentially be converted to residential accommodation (Subject to Planning), or demolished as it is currently designated as Light industrial and B1C, which falls under permitted development guidelines. The larger of the two buildings is two storey and comprises of three separate units all which have power. 

Unit 1 (Furthest right when facing the building) has a Gross internal area of approximately 168 sq m, made up of two ground floor workshops and  storage to the first floor.

 Unit 2 (In the middle) has a gross internal area of approximately 75 sq m which is made up of a ground floor work shop with a small office space above access via a stair case

Unit 3 (Furthest left when facing the building) has a gross internal area of approximately 122 sq m which is made up of a ground floor workshop, and some offices to the first floor.

The smaller building is just one storey and is made up of one large garage with two double doors for access, which is approximately 92 sq m, and two further smaller garages measuring approximately 20 sq m each.

Claytons yard has two access points, the first is off Borough road, the second is off Tanery yard. It is located very close to the town centre and merely metres from the A167 meaning the site has excellent transport links. J W Wood invite all offers for the site, on both conditional and un conditional basis.


Agents note : J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents for any houses that are built and sold on this site. For further details, please contact the Land and New Homes department


Land at Primrose Hill

J W Wood's land and new homes department is pleased to offer for sale this green field site located in the village of Newfield, County Durham. Measuring approximately 0.75 acres, the site benefits from fantastic views over the Wear Valley. The site has benefitted from previous outline planning permission in 2012 for the erection of 9 dwellings (Now lapsed - for more information please visit the Durham council Planning portal and use the reference number 3/2012/0334)


The site now has valid Full planning approval for the erection of two detached houses (passed 11th December 2018 -  for more information please visit the Durham Council planning portal and use the reference number DM/18/02460/FPA) making it ideal for either a self builder, or small developer. The site is listed in the council's Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment as Developable. The Village of Newfield is tranquil and pleasant, yet excellently located a short distance from several towns such as the nearby Willington, which boasts several amenities. The larger towns of Crook, Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland are slightly further afield and can easily be reached by the road network.


Agents note – J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents on any units that are built and sold on this site. For more information of this arrangement, please speak to the land and new homes department

Land to the Rear of the Winning Post public House, Merrington Lane, Spennymoor

Suitable for a variety of uses, subject to planning, this parcel of land measuring 0.23 acres is available for sale. Previously used for dog training, the site comes with a  block built kennel and various wooden sheds and out buildings.

The site is located behind the Winning post public house, just off Merrington lane in Spennymoor, which itself is located within a few hundred metres of large scale house building site by Barratt homes. Furthermore, several planning applications have been submitted for nearby sites that may bring up to 550 new houses.

The site is located on Merrington lane which provides easy access to the region's road network, namely the A688, A167 and the A1. It has a wide variety of amenities close at hand including national chain shops, major supermarkets, bars and restaurants, however further facilities are available via a short journey to either Durham City or Bishop Auckland.

Agents note : J W Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agents for any houses that are built and sold on this site. For further details, please contact the Land and New Homes department

Site Details

Rutter Street, Langley Moor

Potential Development opportunity for sale.


J W Wood's land and New Homes department invite all offers for this great opportunity located in the popular area of Langley Moor. The site in total measures approximately 0.2 of an acre,  and is accessed off High Street South Back. The property does not currently benefit from planning permission meaning purchasers will have to make their own enquiries with the planning department.


Development Plot at Humberhill Drive, Lanchester

Available for sale is this parcel of land located in the desirable village of lanchester. The site benefits from full planning permission  will provide a place for the erection of one detached  house with fantastic views looking over the valley. The site measures approximately 200 sq metres and will benefit from direct access off Humberhill drive. for Full details, please visit the Durham county Council planning portal and use the reference number DM/17/02033/FPA.


Lanchester is a traditional village which has a good range of everyday facilities, schools and amenities.  It is surrounded by picturesque open countryside and is ideally placed for commuting purposes, being adjacent to the A(691), which offers access to Durham City and Consett where there are more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities and amenities available.


Agents note 1: JW Wood are contractually bound to be retained as the selling agent for any units built on this site. For more information, please contact the Land and New Homes Department.


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