land & development in TS18

Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS18 1LJ

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  • Cleared Land Site
  • Freehold Title
  • Outline Planning Permission
  • Site Area: 0.0613 acres

land & development in TS18

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Rare to the market this cleared land site located within close proximity to Stockton high street on the ever popular Dovecot street.
The site benefits from having planning for a retail unit with 36 student flats above, however with the redevelopment of the high street any project would be welcomed subject to planning.


  • Property Type: Land & Development
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Parking: Allocated


The subject property is well located along Dovecot Street, Stockton. This property is located within easy reach of local amenities, transport links and schools. The subject property is located approximately 24.5 miles from Durham city centre via A1.

Site Details

The plot measures approximately 0.0613 acres (248.1 sqm) with a perimeter of roughly 74.1 m.

Planning Permission

Outline planning has been granted for the erection of demolition of existing building and erection of 1 no. retail unit with 36 no. student flats above, subject to a section 106 agreement. 06/3578/FUL.


Freehold. Title number CE142280

Stockton Redevelopment

The Castlegate Shopping Centre and Swallow Hotel are set to be demolished as part of bold plans to tackle Stockton’s empty shops and open up the town to the river.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council bought the buildings in September before seeking public views on a “once in a generation” opportunity to change the town.

Plans are now being drawn-up after the consultation, which attracted around 1,000 responses, revealed strong public support for putting the site to a different use.

“We had a massive response to our consultation on the next steps for Stockton town centre and I’d like to thank everybody who shared their views,” said Councillor Nigel Cooke, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing.

“It’s obvious people care very deeply about the town.”

What is being proposed?

Under the plans, Castlegate and the Swallow Hotel – which occupy a site around three times the size of Trafalgar Square – will make way for a riverside park and offices.

The riverside park will feature public artwork and pleasant green spaces for families to enjoy.

A “land bridge” structure will enable the park to span a section of Riverside Road, providing uninterrupted access to the waterfront.

The Council is also proposing to build a new central library, customer service centre and council office on the site, kick-starting its regeneration and saving money as part of plans to consolidate its 10 existing council offices into two.

The town’s main retail offer will be focussed on Wellington Square, the 700-year-old market, and other parts of the High Street and town centre, such as Silver Street.

The feasibility of covering Wellington Square – which the Council bought in May last year – to protect shoppers from the elements will also be progressed.

Additional Information

For further information please contact our office direct on 0191 737 1154, or alternatively via e-mail on With regards to viewing the subject property, this is to be done strictly by appointment through Keith Pattinson Commercial department. Please contact us to arrange an internal inspection, or to register your interest.

This property is being sold subject to unconditional reservation fee auction terms and conditions.


Contracts will exchange immediately. There are 28 days in which to complete the purchase.

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In order to secure the purchase a buyer will pay a deposit of 5% subject to a minimum of £2,400 which contributes towards the overall purchase price of the property.

The deposit is non-refundable. 

Buyer Fees

This property is sold subject to a non-refundable reservation fee of 2.4% inc VAT to a minimum of £2,400 inc VAT.  This does not form part of the purchase price.

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