The site occupies a prominent position on Morton Park Way within the popular Morton Park retail and industrial estate approximately two miles east of Darlington town centre. The site is located a short distance to the north of Yarm Road, a primary road link from the east which accommodates a range of roadside occupiers including Premier Inn and McDonalds. The A66 is located a short distance to the east which links to the A19 to the west of the town and provides access to the wider road network. Darlington benefits from an excellent retail and leisure offer as well as being served by Darlington Train Station. Durham Tees Valley International Airport is conveniently located around 3 miles to the east via the A67. The site benefits from its convenient positioning along with being surrounded by a wide range of occupiers including Morrisons, B and Q, Currys PC World, Jewson, Toby Carvery and Travelodge.
The site extends to 1.07 acres (0.43 Ha), is roughly rectangular in shape and is previously undeveloped. It is bound by BMI Woodlands Hospital to the south, Jewson to the west, Toolstation to the north and an internal estate road to the east. It is proposed that access for any future development will be taken from the south eastern corner of the site.
The site is allocated in the existing (EP2, EP6 and EP7) and emerging Local Plan (E1) as employment land. It is sustainably located and is not subject to any landscape or ecological designations which would affect future development. As such, it is our view that the site is suitable for business, general industrial and warehousing, subject to statutory planning consent. Interested parties are advised to make enquiries of Darlington Borough Council's Planning and Development Control departments.
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