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Church fetches eye-watering price at auction

by Lydia Davies

A former Roman Catholic church, located on land with approved planning permission for residential development, has been sold at auction for an eyewatering £700,000.

The Church of Christ the King, situated between the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and Bradford Road in Sandbeds near Bingley, has remained vacant since its closure in 2006.

Last month, Bradford Council approved a planning application submitted by developer Chris Phillips to demolish the church and construct 13 houses on the site.

The church and the accompanying land were auctioned for the guide price of £700,000.

The auction listing emphasised the site's proximity to Bingley and noted the recent approval for residential development. It stated, "A disused church currently occupies the site and will require demolition to make way for the street."

The buyer has not been disclosed.

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