AN ESTATE which was at the centre of a Northumberland County Council planning row has been put up for sale.

The Dissington estate, to the west of Ponteland, described as a “significant long-term development opportunity”, is being marketed by property developer Cushman & Wakefield. It is for sale as a whole, although individual lots may be considered, with the price available on application.

The 2,523-acre estate comprises five farms of various tenancies and 10 further residential properties (three freehold and seven under tenancies).

Developer Lugano had submitted an application for the Dissington garden village of up to 2,000 new homes and on part of the estate.

But the plans were withdrawn after the Conservative administration took over and announced a new Local Plan, which required a reassessment of the scheme.