Stockwood car park put up for auction - just three months after it was sold

It was sold at auction in October but it’s back on the market

A piece of private land in Stockwood that has been used as a free car park for the past 50 years is for sale - just three months after it was sold at auction.

The land in Harden Road is behind the shops on Hollway Road and the 45-space car park has been used by local people for decades as it’s close to the shops, school and doctor’s surgery.

Last October, the land was sold at auction to an undisclosed new owner for £65,000 - £15,000 over the guide price - but it now appears that the sale didn’t go through and the car park is coming up for auction again next month.

Over the years, the area has been the subject of several planning applications to build homes but they have alway been met with fierce opposition from local business owners and residents.

Three years ago, plans for homes on the site were refused by Bristol City Council, which once owned the land before selling it to private owners.

Although marketed as a ‘potential development site’, Hollis Morgan has highlighted the fact that the land has a history of lapsed and refused planning.

Auctioneer Andrew Morgan told Bristol World: “We did sell the property but it failed to complete and so we are now offering it again in the February auction.

“This is very much a speculative lot. Planning was granted but it has lapsed and another application subsequently refused.

“A purchaser would be well advised, therefore, to fully explore and make their own planning enquiries.”