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South View, Birtley, Chester Le Street , DH3 1AG


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This is a rare opportunity to purchase a freehold plot of land in Birtley with residential development potential. The site comprises some 0.57 acres and is located at the bottom of Fell Bank, adjacent to New South Terrace and opposite Grange Farm. The site is currently disused and is bound to the east and west by residential dwellings. It is located within Birtley Conservation Area. A pre application has been submitted to Gateshead MBC, with a positive response regarding residential development on the site. Birtley is a popular residential area, located to the south of Gateshead and has seen much new residential development in recent years.

The site does not currently have planning permission for residential development and the buyer will need to make any such application entirely at their own cost. However, a pre-application was submitted to Gateshead MBC in November 2021 and on 7 March 2022 a response was issued. This is generally positive and includes the statement ‘In my opinion, the development of the site for residential use would be acceptable in principle.
The officer has continued to say that their informal view is that the site could accomodate 4/5 dwellings rather that (up to) 8 shown within the pre-applcation. This is of course a personal view and is subject to a formal
planning application in due course. Our Client’s Architect has produce d a sketch showing 6 homes on the site, which are similar in scale to those recently constructed lower down Fell Bank, close to the junction with Birtley Lane. We have also shown the drawing used in the pre-app. The exact number of dwellings will be determined by an experienced developer submitting a detailed planning application.

Property details provided by Andrew Craig
EPC rating: N/A
Council N/A
Tenure : Freehold

For Sale By Auction LIVE ONLINE AUCTION 31 August 2023 OPTION 1

Site Area
The site comprises 0.57 acre with frontage to Fell Bank of 147 feet and a total depth of 193 feet. All measurements are approximate and the measurements quoted have been obtained
from an online mapping program. We have not physically measured the site and prospective buyers must satisfy themselves regarding the exact site area.

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