Wortley: Council set to buy land to create greenspace


A piece of scrubland in Wortley has been bought by the council in a bid to create a new greenspace in the area.

The 1.7-acre site at Cabbage Hill is an area of poor quality land that was previously owned by BJ Skip Hire Limited. The company was dissolved and the land has since been owned by the Crown.

A council report has said the council fought off a rival bid for the land, off Barrass Garth Road, in a confidential ballot. It’s understood an application to restore the BJ Skip Hire has been made.

The amount the council bid for the site has been deemed as confidential but the land had a guide price of offers in excess of £17,500.

The council currently owns land to the west of the site. Funding for the proposed greenspace is to come from £120,000 of money from the development of an adjacent residential development at the former Upper Wortley Primary School site.

The full report can be read here.


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