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Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL13

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Property features

  • Carboniferous limestone quarry
  • Mineral reserves available for working & extraction - subject to planning consent
  • Well-screened by topography & tree cover
  • Convenient for local transport routes including A689 & A68 public highways
  • For Sale By Private Treaty

Property description

Carboniferous limestone quarry with Mineral reserves available for working & extraction. Well-screened by topography & tree cover.

The Property
The Broadwood Quarry site includes the full site surface site area as shown highlighted red on the plan enclosed within the particulars, together with the areas of underlying mineral rights (as shown hatched on the enclosed plan). The surface freehold land extends across an area of approximately 28.06 acres (11.35 hectares) or thereabouts. The property also includes 43.52 acres (17.61 hectares) of surface land, presently held on a leasehold basis, which is also intended to be incorporated within any transaction.

We have been advised that borehole survey results indicate there to be approximately 350,000 tonnes of workable minerals. Please note however that actual quantities may vary and all interested parties are therefore strongly encouraged to make their own assessment based upon the information available within the Property Information Pack.

The relevant areas of freehold surface land and associated mineral rights are offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

The areas shown edged blue are presently held on a leasehold basis. We have been advised by the Vendor that these leasehold interests are assignable subject to the prior approval of the lessors such approval not to be unreasonably withheld. It is therefore expected that assignment of these interests would be completed as part of any transaction for the property.

Method of Sale
The property s offered for sale as a whole by private treaty. Interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agent at an early stage as a closing date for best and final offers may be set following a period of initial marketing.

Property Information Pack
Upon satisfactory completion of a Non-Disclosure Agreement, interested parties can apply to George F. White LLP for a property information pack containing the following:-

HM Land Registry Title Registers & Plans;
Land Registry Title Layout Plan;
Indicative Remaining Mineral Reserves Location Plan;
Topographical Surveys (2008, 2011 & 2015);
Borehole Record Logs;
Copy of Planning Permission 3/2005/0201;
(1) Combined Mining Waste Permit & Discharge Licence and (2) Notice of Variation;
Water Abstraction Licence;
Draft Restoration Vision Document

A copy of the Non-Disclosure Agreement is available upon request.

Rights & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, water courses and other easements, quasi or reputed easements and rights of adjoining owners if any affecting the same and all existing and proposed wayleaves and all other matters registered by any competent authority subject to statute.

Notwithstanding the above, a series of public footpaths run along the boundaries of the property with one running north to south across the property itself. In addition, a third party has the benefit of a right of way across part of the property, at all times for all purposes connected with the use and enjoyment of the adjoining land to the north-west.

Licences & Consents
The property has previously benefitted from planning consent (Planning Ref. 3/2005/0201) for the working of the underlying mineral reserves. Interested parties seeking to understand the scope for future mineral extraction at the property, are advised to direct any enquiries to the Local Planning Authority.

Local Authority
Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL
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Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with George F. White LLP only. Please note that the Vendor and their agents at George F White LLP reserve the right to treat as a trespasser any unaffiliated person entering the premises without prior appointment.

From the centre of Wolsingham, head east along the A689 public highway for approximately 2.5 miles; whereupon signage demarcating “Durham Industrial Minerals Limited” should be visible on the left-hand side. Continue over the bridge and follow the road around the right where the property will then become visible.

For those with satellite navigation, the nearest postcode is DL13 2TJ

Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, but they are for general guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point, which is of particular importance  professional verification should be sought. All dimensions/boundaries are approximate. The mention of fixtures, fittings &/or appliances does not imply they are in full efficient working order. Photographs are provided for general information and you may not republish, retransmit, redistribute or otherwise make the material available to any party or make the same available on any website. These particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract.

The site is situated to the south of the A689 public highway, along the banks of the River Wear. The site is conveniently located for the A68 enabling access to centres such as Consett, Hexham and Newcastle-upon-Tyne in addition to more local settlements such as Crook, Bishop Auckland and Durham.

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      George F White - Barnard Castle, covering County Durham

      14c Redwell Court Barnard Castle DL12 8BN

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