Wakefield Council spent more than 2.4 million on 22 properties in a four-and-a-half year period.
The local authority purchased 22 buildings or plots of land for a total cost of £2,487,304 between January 2014 and March 2018, figures revealed by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) on Monday showed. For a list of properties sold by the council in this period, click here.
Wakefield Council purchased land and a building at Tootal Street, on Gallery Walk, close to The Hepworth Gallery, on December 2, 2015, for 750,000.
The former Wood Street Police Station, in the city centre, was purchased on October 31, 2014, at a cost of 450,000. The building's annex was also purchased for 70,000. The council are currently converting the building into a luxury hotel.
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The council bought the Central Garage Premises, on Park Street, Wakefield for 300,000 on March 13, 2015.
The council also purchased property at Lund Hill Lane, Royston, on January 28, 2014, for 160,000.
The council bought the Girnhill Estate, at 37 Ashcroft Avenue, Featherstone, on May 16, 2014. It cost 157,300.
The Old Crown Court building on Wood Street, in the city centre, was purchased for 150,000 on September 1, 2014.
On February 27, 2017, Wakefield Council bought land at John Street, Kirkgate, for 142,000. Earlier this year, it was announced that Chantry House (pictured) will be demolished to make way for 80 new homes.
The council also purchased land on Barnsley Road, at the Waterfront, for 100,000 on March 8, 2018. A car park is currently being developed on site.
The council purchased the former swimming baths on Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, on November 3, 2016, for 90,000.
Wakefield Council also bought former house plots within the former City Estate on April 2, 2015, at a price of 80,000.
On October 16, 2015, the local authority bought land at the old Golf House, north of Black Road, Heath Common, Wakefield, for 67,500.
On July 24, 2014, the council purchased land at Brook Farm, Shay Lane, Walton, for 40,000.
The local authority also bought land at Common Land, Heath Common, Doncaster Road, on December 31, 2014, for 10,000.
Wakefield Council purchased land at Navigation Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5JT, on March 8, 2018, for 5,000.
The council spent 3,500 on land at Wakefield Road, Wakefield, WF8, on July 16, 2014.
On August 25, 2016, Wakefield Council purchased land at Church Lane, Normanton, at a cost of 2,000.
The local authority purchased a car park adjacent to Crigglestone St James' Primary School, Durkar Lane, on August 14, 2017, for a total cost of 1.
The council also purchased land between Colorado Way and Thunderhead Ridge, in Glasshoughton, on January 30, 2014, for 1.
The council bought land at South Kirkby Business Park, Pontefract, on April 30, 2015, at a price of 1.
They also bought land at 14 Wakefield Road, WF8, on February 2, 2014, for 1.
Wakefield Council purchased land off Milton Drive, in Kinsley, on October 17, 2014, for an undisclosed amount.