Land Formerly Part of Hinnings Farm, Off Central Avenue, Distington, Workington


Guide price

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND - comprising 5.65 ACRES (2.29 hectares) or thereabouts with extant planning consent for up to 80 dwellings. Conveniently located site in Distington, near Workington, close to the village centre and main road networks.

The site is located within the settlement of Distington, Cumbria adjacent to the main A595 Whitehaven to Workington road. To obtain access leave the main A595 road, taking the B5306 road into Distington. After some 450 yards take the right turning into Main Street. Follow Main Street for some 600 yards then turn right into Hinning Road. Follow Hinning Road to a 'T' junction and turn right. At the next 'T' junction take a further right turn to access the site.

The site comprises an undeveloped area of land with the main A595 road forming its western boundary. Land belonging to the Church of the Holy Spirit and Distington Community School are adjacent. The south of the site is bounded by existing residential development.


Planning permission for residential development was granted by Copeland Borough Council under reference number 4/03/0245. Approval of Reserved Matters was granted on 7th February 2008, reference number 4/07/2749/0. Under this permission there is no requirement for affordable housing. A letter confirming a material start of the development was issued by Copeland Borough Council on 14th May 2010.

Technical Information

Such planning information as is available can be obtained from the agents, Armistead Barnett, at their Kendal office, 19 Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AF. Telephone: 01539 751 993 for the attention of Mr John Hughes or Mr Chris Cockwill.

Rights of Way and Easements

The site is offered subject to a public footpath crossing the land and such restrictions relating to a gas pipeline easement dated 30th October 1974. The land is also sold subject to a right granted under a Conveyance dated July 1990 for a roadway as shown coloured 'brown' on the Site Plan for access to adjoining land forming part of Hinnings Farm. All details of the above are available from the offices of the agents.

General Remarks

Please note Armitstead Barnett give no guarantee as to the status of the site or any encumbrances that may well come to light during the process of the development.


Please note Armitstead Barnett have not tested or researched the service locations and capacity. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves ahead of exchange of contract.

Title & Tenure

The property is Freehold with Vacant Possession upon completion.

Sales Enquiries

John Hughes / Chris Cockwill

Armitstead Barnett

Cumbria Office


T: 01539 751 993

Local Authority

Copeland Borough Council, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7SJ.

Tel: 01946 598 300


The land may be viewed at any reasonable daylight hour on presentation of a set of the sales particulars supplied by the selling agents, Messrs Armitstead Barnett.

Method of Sale

By Private Treaty.

Offers are invited for the Freehold interest. Ideally offers for the site with the extant planning consent and not subject to any variations are requested but conditional offers may be considered.


The purchase price is subject to VAT.

Money Laundering Regulations

The new Money Laundering Regulations brought into effect on 26 June 2017 require all Agents to obtain proof of identity of all purchasers looking to acquire land or property. In order to comply with the legislation it is essential that Armitstead Barnett have proof of identity of any person(s) or company wishing to make an offer for any of the land being offered for sale. Identification would be required before an offer is accepted. Two forms of identification are required.

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Armitstead Barnett - Kendal

19 Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria

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