North Yorkshire Police go to auction
8:15am 19th October 2010
Police homes under the hammer
Members of the public will be able to bid for former police homes as 12 North Yorkshire Police properties go under the hammer later this month.
The buildings are a mixture of police houses, garages and a former police station.
Assistant Chief Constable Sue Cross said: “Two years ago North Yorkshire Police launched a programme to assess, evaluate and rationalise its estate.
“This was to ensure that every property in our possession supports operational policing and the estate is run as efficiently as possible, giving local taxpayers the best value for money.
“The properties for sale have been identified as no longer supporting operational service delivery and as such they can be sold. Most of the properties are residential, in good locations and will provide excellent family accommodation.”
They have been valued by independent property surveyors. A reserve price will be put on each property and if this is not met, the property will be put up for sale on the open market.
ACC Cross added: “As a public body, we have a duty to ensure that we obtain the best price for our assets and achieve best value for the organisation. The money raised from the sales will be ploughed back into the estates programme and will contribute towards the opening of local facilities. So far we have opened eight new local police offices and stations putting police officers back in the communities they serve.”
Properties offered for sale
- 2 Levens Road, York,
- 14 Rutland Close, Copmanthorpe, York,
- Police House, Pavement Hill, Sheriff Hutton
- Police House, Westfield, Kirkbymoorside,
- Former Police Station, Westfield, Kirkbymoorside (planning permission for single residential dwelling on site obtained),
- Police House, Main Street, Little Ouseburn,
- Wath Police House, Bedale Lane, Wath,
- 14 Grange Avenue, Filey,
- Garages, Bedale Lane, Wath,
- Green Hammerton Police House, Meadow Vale, Green Hammerton York,
- 6 Quarry Road, Ripon.
- Police House, Ireby Road, Bruton in Lonsdale
The auction will be held at Elland Road, Leeds on 19 October. For further details of the properties for sale, go to www.pugh-auctions.com
Property viewings will take place from 5 October. Please contact the auctioneers for details.
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