About Strategic Estates

Learn more about strategic estates and how to contact the team.

Strategic Estates is a team of Surveyors and other professionals, who are responsible for the strategic management of the Council’s property estate.

This includes:
  • Making sure that the buildings the Council occupies are fit for purpose for the delivery of services.
  • Using Council land and buildings to deliver key Council priorities.
  • Acquiring new property and disposing of surplus property to meet these needs. 
  • Managing the estate to maximise returns and minimise costs.
The detail of how the Council intends to do this over the period 2019 to 2024 is set out in the current Asset Management Plan, a copy of which can be accessed by clicking here.
Strategic Estates General Contact Details

Please write to us at:
Strategic Estates
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF
 
Email: StrategicEstates@northumberland.gov.uk

Telephone: Northumberland County Council Contact Centre - 0345 600 6400
Some useful links below

Helpful links in relation to strategic estates

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This is an interactive Land Ownership mapping system, you will have the ability to view, manipulate and interact with the varying types of tenures that Northumberland County Council hold and have interests in within the county.

Click here to access the land ownership map.
This map provides information on the adopted highway in Northumberland.

Click here to access the map showing adopted highways in Northumberland.

If you require detailed information on the width of the highway and its position in relation to a property boundary you can submit an email request to highwaysearch@northumberland.gov.uk
Here you will find information about applying for planning permission and policy, building control services and county conservation.

Click here to find out more about planning.

For further details of Planning Applications please click here.

 
A listed building is a building, object or structure that has ‘special architectural or historic interest’ and is considered to be of national importance, and therefore worth protecting.

Click here to find out more about what qualifies as a listed building, which buildings there are in Northumberland and how owning one affects you.
The Council’s Community Asset Transfer (CAT) policy is designed to give eligible organisations the opportunity to take over ownership of buildings that the Council has deemed as surplus to the organisation’s needs.

Further details can be found by clicking here.
Under the Localism Act 2011 the Community Right to Bid is intended to help keep assets of community value in the local area. This might be a local library, community centre or local pub that is threatened with closure or sale.

To support this process the Council maintains a list of assets that have been nominated as having community value. When a listed asset becomes available for sale or change in ownership, the act gives community groups the time to put together a bid and to raise the capital needed to bid to buy the asset when it is available on the open market.

Further details can be found by clicking here.
 
Some frequently asked questions about strategic estates.

FAQs

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If you are interested in enquiring about the ownership of a piece of land or building, please email StrategicEstates@northumberland.gov.uk or write to us at:

Strategic Estates
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

To allow us to answer your query as quickly as possible, please provide:
  • A full postal address, including a grid reference if possible.
  • If applicable, please note any distinguished landmarks and the location of the land in                relation to a nearby property.
  • If possible, please include a plan clearly indicating the land you are interested in.
Map of Council owned property can be viewed by clicking here.


PLEASE NOTE:

We do not hold any information in respect of land which is not owned by Northumberland County Council.  To obtain this information you would need to contact the Land Registry Office who will complete a search for the registered title holder.  Details for the nearest Land Registry Office are shown below:

Address: Durham Land Registry, Southfield House, Southfield Way, Durham, DH1 5TR
Telephone: 0191 301 3500
Email: enquiries@onlinelandregistry.org.uk

Click here to visit the land registry website   
 
The adopted highways ownership mapping system for Northumberland can be viewed by clicking here.

If you require detailed information on the width of the highways and its position in relation to a property boundary you can submit an email request to highwaysearch@northumberland.gov.uk
 
Many people choose to build or commission their own home. A self or custom build project gives you flexibility to organise the design and construction of a home that meets your personal specifications. This could involve finding a plot as an individual or a group and working with a variety of specialists to deliver your new home or doing all the work yourself.

Custom build normally involves working with a specialist developer to commission a home that is tailored to your specific requirements.
 
Properties available in Northumberland are promoted through Advance Northumberland, please see below for their contact details:  
 
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 email: statutory.maintenance@northumberland.gov.uk  
 
Northumberland County Council do not have any allotment plots available to rent. 

Please contact your Town and Parish Council for further information. Details of Town and Parish Councils can be found by clicking here.

 
If you are enquiring about farm or grazing land, please email StrategicEstates@northumberland.gov.uk
We can only advise on Council owned properties or a property adjoining a Council-owned site. For fences between private properties, you should examine your title deeds or contact the Land Registry. 

Details for the nearest Land Registry Office are shown below: Click here to visit the land registry website