Historic farm auction delayed

PUBLISHED: 13:09 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:39 25 May 2010

THE auction to sell off a Portishead farm has been delayed.

THE auction to sell off a Portishead farm has been delayed.

Court House Farm incorporating Springfield Farm, affectionately know to locals as Gale's Farm, was due to be auctioned on February 15 but this will now happen in May.

Residents are passionate about preserving the High Street farm, which is one of the last remaining historic sites in the town but fear it will be sold to developers.

Mum-of-two Rita Baker, who spent much of her childhood horse riding at the farm, is urging members of the community not to become complacent just because the town council has shown an interest in purchasing the land for community use.

She said: "The auction is being held in London, which is likely to attract a lot of interest that could knock modest community bids out of the water."

Simon Riggall of real estate consultants Colliers CRE confirmed the sale of the farm would take place in London in May and said details of how the lots will be put together is still being considered.

Mr Riggall said: "We have had a great deal of interest already and it is likely the farm will be split in to three lots."

The lots being considered are three outlying fields, the historic house for refurbishment and the third is described as "a number of redundant buildings with potential for development".

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