A FORMER police station in Burscough is being put up for auction.
The decommissioned station on Liverpool Road, Burscough will be auctioned off at Pugh and The Auction People’s Liverpool event on September 10 at 2pm.
The detached vacant building is being offered at a guide price of £230,000.
The auction house said that there has been a substantial amount of interest in the property so far.
The property has got a residential planning application in with West Lancashire Borough Council which will allow the building to be turned into a five bedroom family home.
The lot is being sold on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, Clive Grunshaw.
The Burscough station closed last year with officers now reporting into Ormskirk station.
Before that a team of seven volunteers manned the front desk at the old village police station, with officers calling in and using the station when they were in the village.
The station was earmarked for closure and sale in Lancashire police’s cost-cutting review in 2011.
Labour Cllr Roger Bell who represents the Burscough East ward said: “I’m not surprised that this station is being sold off.
“It had become inappropriate to use it for a police station and with the cuts needed to be made across the force it was the obvious choice.
“Some people in the village are sad to see it sold and want it to be preserved, but if it is turned into a house I can’t see any problem with that.
“My only concern is if someone buys it and knocks it down to build a block of flats.”