OVER £200,000 has been raised by the sale of Council owned property and land at an auction this week.

And one plot of land sold for more than double its guide price.

Bradford Council had listed a number of empty properties for sale at a auction by Pugh Properties, held on Thursday.

And after all the bids had been made, the Council ended up making £52,000 more than it had expected.

A 0.1 acre site on Holme Lane in Tong had a guide price of £15,000 – but ended up selling for £40,000.

Four Council owned empty buildings also sold. 472 Thornton Road – a derelict shop with residential accommodation, had a guide price of £27,000 but sold for £43,000.

Council makes £22 million selling properties between 2014 and 2018

651 Great Horton Road, which had a guide price of £33,000, sold for £35,000, 6 Carleton Street in Keighley met its £45,000 guide price and 58 Lapage Street, off Leeds Road, sold for £9,000 above its £30,000 guide price.

In recent years the Council has sold a number of empty and disused properties in a bid to raise money in light of government budget cuts to local authorities.

Between 2014 and 2018 Bradford Council sold or transferred 318 buildings or pieces of land – bringing in £22,667,340.