FOUR redundant Yorkshire Water sites have been sold off by the utilities firm’s property trading arm for almost £1 million in total.

Keyland Developments, a sister-company to Yorkshire Water has completed the site sales which will see the land and buildings regenerated.

The sites at Thornton, Baildon Reservoir, Hartshead, and Holme in the Peak District, have all recently sold with planning permission in place to enable them to be regenerated for residential use.

Thornton Filter House is a disused water treatment building off Close Head Lane in Thornton, Bradford, which sold at auction for £151,000.

Built in 1926, the disused filter house is on a site of around 0.95 acres and includes the main filter house, two outbuildings and the old water tanks. This provides an opportunity for restoration.

A site in Baildon which is within an existing residential area has been snapped up by a local buyer for £320,000.

The site comprises an area of brownfield land currently used by Yorkshire Water and planning is in place to construct two houses, accessible from West Lane.

Hartshead Moor Top is a site adjacent to Hartshead Reservoir with planning consent in place for four bungalows.

Housebuilder Barnes Homes has bought the site for £275,000 to develop the four homes fronting Halifax Road.

Holme Barn, at Woodhead Road in Holme, South Yorkshire, sold to a private developer for £170,000.

The vacant stone barn will be converted into a holiday let, securing a purpose and long-term future for the presently derelict building.

Ryan Unsworth, development manager of Keyland Developments, said: “We are delighted to have completed the sales on four unique development sites in Yorkshire.

“The redundant sites provide ideal opportunities for developers and individuals to regenerate disused buildings and vacant land for residential use.

“The sites all attracted strong interest due to their good locations and the varying opportunities they presented demonstrating the continued buoyancy within the regional residential land market.”

Keyland Developments is the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water

It has been operating across Yorkshire for more than 20 years, regenerating Yorkshire Water’s redundant sites.