Sites are put up for sale after firm goes into administration

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Two derelict sites in the heart of Bailiff Bridge have gone on the market.

CP Group Limited which owned both sites in Bradford Road have gone into administration causing the two pieces of land which are next to each to go on the market with Edward Symmons.

The first site is the former Clifton Mills which has recently been granted planning permission for three shops and outline plans for a 56-bed care home.

CP Group Limited went into administration back in April but managed to get an appeal granted by the secretary of state just before.

The advert for the site does specify that part of it is pre-let to the Co-operative Group Food Limited.

It says that the business has entered into an agreement to lease dated April 4, 2012, for the unit following construction for a term of 20 years at an initial rent of £60,000 per year.

All the details for the planning consent is included within the brochure for the site and details how much space must be provided for each of the three shops.

Written offers can be made for the site until noon on Friday, August 2.

The second piece of land is next to it behind the former St Aidan’s Church in Wyke Old Lane. The site did have planning consent for 18 apartments with car parking, a clock tower and bin store. It is believed this planning application has now expired.

Prospective buyers can view this part of the site at any time.

A spokeswoman for the estate agents said they had given out a lot of information to people who were interested in the sites.

CP Group Limited based in Leeds went into administration back on April 24 but the land has only just come on the market this month.

Begbies Traynor are the administrators and have instructed Edward Symmons to get the best possible price for the site.

The company started facing cash flow problems earlier this year and all trading was halted before the administrators were called. They are also dealing with the cost award which was rewarded following the shop and care home appeal.

Conversations are ongoing with all the parties concerned.