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Information about Commercial property in Northumberland County

Strategic Estate Management

“To manage property assets and the use of premises to ensure that they fully support the effective and efficient delivery of services”.

Northumberland County Council recognises the importance of the strategic management of its property assets. Property must be used primarily to enable the most efficient provision of services together with the achievement of strategic objectives, and this should be done in the most economical manner.

The key role that asset management planning performs in driving forward the achievement of the Councils ambitions for improvements in service delivery is recognised and given the highest corporate importance.

The principal aim of Asset Management Planning is to ensure that the opportunity cost of financial resources tied up in land and buildings is minimised, and that capital and revenue expenditure on the portfolio is directed efficiently and effectively to provide value for money in service improvement. A robust Asset Management Plan, subject to continuous review, is a tool that can assist the pursuit of the above aim by:

  • Helping to prioritise decisions on spending.
  • Ensuring property decisions are consistent with Service requirements.
  • Identifying opportunities for innovation.
  • Provide a context for evaluating capital projects.
  • Provide a basis for developing public private partnerships.
  • Identifying assets suitable for investment or disposal.
  • Identifying opportunities to increase income generation or reduce expenditure.

Contacts

Mike Robbins
Team Manager
Strategic Estate Management
Tel: 01670 622290
Email: Mike.Robbins@northumberland.gov.uk

Nicola Armstrong
Strategic Estate Management
Tel: 01670 622297
Email: Nicola.Armstrong@northumberland.gov.uk

Land Enquiries

County Council properties for sale are marketed by independent property agents and advertised in the local press; predominantly The Homemaker pages of The Journal (Saturdays), or other more appropriate local publications such as The Hexham Courant, Morpeth Herald etc. If you are interested in enquiring about the availability of a piece of NCC land; either to buy or to lease, it is asked that you put your request in writing to the Strategic Estate Management.

You can send an enquiry to the address shown below. If possible please include a plan clearly indicating the land you are interested in.

Nicola Armstrong
Strategic Estate Management
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Property Enquiries

For businesses considering re-location and investment, the County Council maintains a register of quality sites for industrial and office development and has a web based database of all available commercial, office and industrial premises across the County.

For information about sites please contact:

Anita Nicholson
Project Support Assistant
Arch-The Northumberland Development Company
Arch Centre for Enterprise
Lintonville Way
Ashington
NE63 9JZ
Tel : 01670 528 489
Email: Anita.Nicholson@arch-group.co.uk

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Asset Management FAQ’s

  • Do the County Council own this piece of land?

To allow us to answer your query as quickly as possible please provide a full postal address or a grid reference. If applicable please note any distinguished landmarks and the location of the land in relation to a nearby property.

Contact: – 01670 622273

If the land is not owned by the County Council, who does own the land?

We do not hold ownership records of land if it is not owned by NCC. To find this information out you need to contact the nearest Land Registry Office who will complete a search for the registered title holder. The address & contact number of Durham Land Registry is shown below; alternatively you can follow the link on the Land and Property homepage.

Southfield House
Southfield Way
Durham
DH1 5TR

Telephone Number: 0191 3013500

Does the County Council have any land for sale for a self build?

All our land is sold on the open market and anything we do have for sale will be listed in the Homemaker pages of The Journal on a Saturday. (Please note that our land is often marketed through local agents).

Does the County Council own this wall, hedge or footpath?

The County Council does own pockets of highway/footpath land. We will check our records to see if we hold the deeds. The County Council doesn't own all the roads in the county but it does maintain many of them.

Contact: 01670 622273

If it isn't owned by the County Council you will be referred to our Highways section that will call you back and let you know if the County Council is responsible for the repair of it.

Highways Section Contact: 01670 624138

I have a concern regarding a tree on known County Council land or the maintenance of the land.

If you have noticed a problem regarding a tree on known County Council land (such as a school playing field) or if vandalism has occurred please contact the Strategic Estate Management department directly.

Contact: 01670 622297

I am interested in buying a piece land which I know is owned by the County Council.

If you are interested in buying or leasing a piece of NCC land you need to formally put your request in writing to the Head of Asset Management. If possible please include a plan indicating the land you are interested in. Land for sale is usually advertised in The Homemaker pages of The Journal (Saturdays) or marketed by independent property agents.

Contact: 01670 622297

Strategic Estate Management
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

I am interested in renting or leasing a room within a property (or a property) which I know is owned by the County Council.

If you are interested in renting or leasing a room within a NCC property (or a property) you need to formally put your request in writing to the Strategic Estate Management. If possible please include a full postal address. Properties for sale are usually advertised in The Homemaker pages of The Journal (Saturdays) or marketed by independent property agents.

Contact: 01670 622297

Strategic Estate Management
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

I am interested in renting a County Council grazing land.

If you are enquiring about an NCC farm or grazing land please contact: 01670 622295

Documents

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