A PLOT of land which has been left barren for 60 years could be set to be developed after being sold at auction.

The parcel of land in Earls Colne used to be home to a house which was demolished in the 1960s.

The land was sold at auction last Thursday (June 16) and spans 0,69 acres.

It is located at Peeks Corner in the village’s Tey Road and went under the auctioneer’s gavel at £60,000.

It was among 121 lots in the latest auction held by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers.

Trainee auction appraiser Megan Potter said: “We had strong interest in this parcel of land which translated into strong bidding – resulting in a great deal for both vendor and purchaser.

“We considered that the land may offer potential for development or alternative uses, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

Megan said they had been advised by the seller that a residential dwelling was demolished circa 1960 and the land had remained vacant since, however, it is now overgrown.

Clive Emson Auctioneers holds auctions eight times a year, with the next auction on Thursday, July 28.

See cliveemson.co.uk for more details.