Stoke & Staffordshire

Newcastle Council land sale to raise money to support services

Knutton Recreation Centre Image copyright Google
Image caption Knutton Recreation Centre is one of the sites the council is selling

A number of sites have been offered for sale by a Staffordshire council to raise money to "support vital public services".

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council said it hoped to raise "in the region of £7.7m" through the sales.

The sites being sold off include the former Jubilee baths and the former St. Giles' and St. George's School.

The council said it has "no capital money" to replace equipment and carry out maintenance commitments.

The pieces of land offered for sale "no longer serve any strategic or operational purpose", the council said.

The authority's assets include 1,800 acres of land and 120 freehold buildings.

Sites for sale

  • Ryecroft in Newcastle
  • The former Jubilee baths site
  • The former St.Giles' and St. George's School
  • Knutton Recreation Centre
  • Land at Sandy Lane/Brampton Road, May Bank, Market Drayton Road, Loggerheads and Eccleshall Road, Loggerheads

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