Council will sell derelict house at auction ‘as quickly as possible’
PUBLISHED: 19:00 05 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:28 11 January 2017
A derelict house will be bought by North Somerset Council and sold at auction as soon as possible.
The home at 276 High Street, Worle, has been empty since the mid-1980s, but the council will buy it through a compulsory purchase order.
Council documents say it will be sold on ‘as quickly as possible’ so it can be lived in again.
The council has been receiving complains about the house since 2000.
It carried out repair work on the windows in 2009. The owner was billed, but the debt is still outstanding.
Council officers have described the building as a ‘tremendous waste of valuable housing resource in an area of high demand’.