UK Building Plot Group Booming

03/08/2006 (source:

A BUILDING plot in Huddersfield fetched nearly double the expected price.

Auctioneers today said it was further evidence that the property boom showed no sign of lessening.

An unnamed bidder bought the Group on Deighton Road, Deighton, for £144,000.

Experts had thought it would go for about £75,000.

The 0.38-acre site was being sold for Kirklees Council.

It has planning permission for two homes but more could be built, depending on approval.

The sale was held by Huddersfield estate agency Bramleys at the Galpharm Stadium.

All 19 property lots which went under the hammer were sold.

Auctioneer Andrew Moorhouse said: "Minutes before the auction was due to start the Galpharm room had reached its capacity for fire regulations and there were still 50 people outside."

A building plot in Suffolk Street, Batley, with a guide price of £35,000 was sold for £92,000.

And Group in Albion Street, Dewsbury, with planning permission for a business unit went for £87,000 - against an expected price of £30,000.

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