Major land sales set to net £40m for cash-strapped council

Stuart Flint at Clearbrook Farm
A move by a West Midlands council to sell off parcels of land could net the authority more than £40m. Herefordshire Council is selling its smallholding estates and properties, a total of 59 lots, in a move to raise funds to support the delivery of priority services. The sale, which runs until July 5, is thought to be one of the largest and most diverse agricultural property sales in decades. The lots cover more than 4,000 acres and range in estimated value from around £175,000 to £2m. Land and rural estate agents Fisher... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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