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Shawbank, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8TD

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GSC Grays, Barnard Castle
12 The Bank,
Barnard Castle,
County Durham,
DL12 8PQ
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  • A former stonemason's yard with development potential for commercial or residential uses, subject to planning.
  • 1.63 Acres
  • Former Stonemasons Yard
  • Excellent Access To A66, A67 and A688
  • Development Potential For Commercial or Residential Uses, Subject To Planning
  • Available As A Whole Or In Part
  • Sale or Lease Considered

We are instructed to market a conveniently located yard on the outskirts of Barnard Castle, County Durham. The site is a former stonemason's yard and adjoins the A688, ideal for access to other major roads A67, A66 and A1 which are within easy travelling distance. In addition to its existing use as a former yard, the land has residential or commercial development potential. The site is offered for sale or lease in its present form or with development potential.

The site is located adjacent to the A688 on the outskirts of Barnard Castle and was formerly used as a stonemason's yard.
The site has excellent access to the A66, A67 and A688 and from those to the A1and Darlington (15 miles), Bishop Auckland (15 miles), Durham (24 miles), Carlisle (58 miles). Situated in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, this property provides easy access to the amenities within the town and its surrounding area. There are a number of nurseries, primary and secondary schools in Barnard Castle including Barnard Castle School and Teesdale School.
Barnard Castle has seen recent development with new housing off the A67 east of the town centre and in Startforth. Significant investment by GSK in their facilities in the town have been announced recently.

The site is located adjacent to the A688 on the outskirts of Barnard Castle and was formerly used as a stonemason's yard.

The site extends to approximately 1.63 acres or thereabouts as shown edged red on the attached plan.

The site to the south of the property has been developed by Taylor Wimpey. Banks Group have also have an outline application submitted for 100 units on the site to the south adjacent to the Taylor Wimpey Development. Furthermore planning permission was granted late last year for the erection of a new Lidl Supermarket and Home Bargains Store located on the A688 closer to the Town.

Given the proximity of this development, it is envisaged that the site has the potential for residential or commercial development. On a strategic level, the site lies to the west of land that will be safeguarded for a potential Barnard Castle bypass, linking the A688 and A67. Consequently, the site is well placed in terms of the current road network but also that which is being planned for by the County Council.

The site benefits from three phase electricity and a water supply.

We are inviting offers for the purchase of the property or the letting of the site as a commercial site as a whole or in parts.

Offers are invited on a green field basis with a realistic estimate of planning costs and deductible costs. We anticipate a buyer undertaking site investigation works in order to satisfy themselves of any remediation costs (if any) before both parties commit to sale on an agreed price.

The property will be sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

The site is also available for lease of the whole or part. Terms for a lease are to be agreed upon application.

Durham County Council.

The site is 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 rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not, 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.

Parties are permitted to view the land from the public highway. Site viewings must be by appointment only with GSC Grays on 01833 637000.

The drawings included are for indicative purposes only.

These particulars were prepared in April and July 2018. The plan provided is for illustrative purposes only.