Rother raises £265,000 after auctioning land

Rother District Council
Rother District Council

Rother District Council has raised £265,000 after auctioning off pieces of land - smashing its £195,000 target.

The 71 acre Camber Fields on New Road, Rye, sold for £154,000 - way over the £70,000 guide price.

Rother had previously turned down an offer from Rye residents to purchase the land for the guide price.

A piece of land adjacent to Cedar Cottage in Draffin Lane, Camber, brought in £52,000, while land adjacent to Sycamore Cottage, also in Draffin Lane, was sold for £42,000.

Another piece of land adjacent to Sea Spray Holiday Park in Dogs Hill Road, Winchelsea Beach, went under the hammer at £17,000.

A fifth lot, St Mary’s Wood in Bexhill, was withdrawn following legal advice.

A spokesperson for Rother District Council said: “Once we’ve received clarification on this matter, we will be formally advertising the proposed disposal and inviting comments, which will then be reported to cabinet for a final decision.

“The other lots in the auction all sold at above the guide value.

“At a time of great financial pressure, disposing of these sites enables us to reduce our costs and reinvest the money into assets which will bring in a long-term income for the council.”

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