Wakefield Council spent more than 2.4 million on 22 properties in a four-and-a-half year period.

These are the 22 properties that Wakefield Council has purchased since 2014

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.

The council bought the Girnhill Estate, at 37 Ashcroft Avenue, Featherstone, on May 16, 2014. It cost 157,300.

5. Girnhill Estate

The council bought the Girnhill Estate, at 37 Ashcroft Avenue, Featherstone, on May 16, 2014. It cost 157,300.
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The Old Crown Court building on Wood Street, in the city centre, was purchased for 150,000 on September 1, 2014.

6. Old Crown Court, Wood Street

The Old Crown Court building on Wood Street, in the city centre, was purchased for 150,000 on September 1, 2014.
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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.

7. John Street, Kirkgate

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.
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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.

8. Barnsley Road, Waterfront

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.
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