Langley Forest lies to the east of Burnhope and to the west of Sacriston, on the northern edge of the former Langley Estate, about 6 miles north west of the city of Durham and about 2 miles east of Lanchester in the heart of County Durham.
Langley Forest provides an opportunity to acquire an established forestry portfolio extending to 202.79 acres (82.07 hectares) which is divided in to 18 compartments together with an additional 107.00 acres (43.00 hectares) of meadow/pasture land which could facilitate a further afforestation project. In total the land extends to 309.79 acres (125.37 hectares).
The meadow/pasture land is currently subject to three FBT agreements, the tenants are holding over after the expiry of the initial terms of the agreements.
The forestry is divided into 18 compartments, all of which have been managed in hand under a Forestry Commission approved Forestry Management Plan prepared by Scottish Woodlands, further details of which are available from the Joint Selling Agents. The forestry compartments contain a good mixed age and species crop with some areas recently clear felled and restocked, and areas of semi mature and mature timber compartments, ready to be clear felled. A summary of the woodland compartments is detailed in these particulars. The woods all have good access for timber extraction purposes.
The land in its entirety is shown shaded green on the Sale Plan.
For the avoidance of doubt agreement has been reached with the adjacent Wind Farm operator to allow the existing areas of woodland to be replanted and the meadow/pasture land to be afforested.
The Land benefits from direct access from the public highway.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land has been registered with the Rural Payments Agency. The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements have been established on the grassland and are owned by the Tenants.
There are currently no grant schemes in operation.
Some minerals are owned by the Church Commissioners with the balance included in the sale in so far as they are owned.
The sporting rights are included in the sale of the freehold however the shooting and stalking rights are currently leased on an agreement which comes to an end in February 2020.
EASEMENTS AND WAYLEAVES
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way whether public or private, rights of water, light, support, drainage, electricity and other rights and obligations, easement, quasi easements, restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves referred to or not.
METHOD OF SALE
The Freehold of the land is offered for sale by Private Treaty.
Standing timber will be included in the sale. For the avoidance of doubt any felled timber is not included in the sale.
The gross acreages have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data and interested parties should satisfy themselves in this regard.
BOUNDARIES & FENCING
Neither the Vendor nor the Vendor´s agent will be responsible for defining the boundaries or their ownership thereof and the Purchaser(s) shall rely on their own inspections and as defined by the Land Registry title documents.
Farrer & Co, 66 Lincoln´s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LH
Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL
Tel: 0300 026 0000
Each party to bear their own costs.
Viewing arrangements are by appointment only through the either of the Joint Selling Agents.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
The Purchaser will be required to provide proof of identification to comply with Money Laundering Regulations in the form of a
copy of the Purchaser´s passport, together with a copy of a recent utility bill as proof of residence.
Particulars Prepared: September 2019
Photographs Taken: July 2018