The site lies in Peterlee Town Centre and as such may be suitable for a number of uses. The site has previously had consent for a 10,246 sq. ft. gross retail store and replacement library with associated car parking, access, landscaping and servicing. The site is situated approximately 0.40 km (0.25 miles) to the east of the A19 trunk road, at the southern end of Essington Way adjacent to Peterlee town centre. Essington Way forms the main route north from the town centre. The site is immediately adjacent to Essington Way Retail Park which has Poundstretcher and Lidl as its tenants.