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Former Ribbleton special school sold off by Lancashire County Council

Posted on - 12th April, 2013 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Schools
Golden Hill Special School could become new homes

Golden Hill Special School could become new homes

A mystery buyer has snapped up the former Golden Hill Special School in Ribbleton.

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A report on the Lancashire County Council website outlines how the site, which was put out to sale in June 2012, has been bought.

The council is expected to raise over £200,000 for the building and expects offers over £200,000 for the land.

Leader of the council, Geoff Driver, has approved the sale. It is now being fast-tracked to get contracts signed.

Who the buyer is has been restricted as the council claims the report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs “of any particular person” – and this outweights public interest in who has bought the site.

The 2.25 acre site on Cromwell Road and Hamilton Street is described as “suitable for residential development” in the tender document.

It was built around 1870 and a single storey extension was added in the 1960s.

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