A PLOT of land in Worcester which is currently used to site advertising billboards is set to go under the hammer this week.

The plot, at the junction of Watery Lane and Bransford Road in St Johns, is one of a number of pieces of land across the country which are being sold off by advertising agency J C Decaux, with prices ranging from £9,000 to £90,000.

The Watery Lane plot is described as a 2,200 square-foot corner site which is being offered part vacant, with a guide price of £18,000 to £20,000.

It id described as having development potential, but it would be up to the purchaser to try to get planning permission to actually build on the site.

The land is being sold on behalf of J C Decaux by the London-based property advisers Strettons.

Anyone wanting to bid for that land will have to make their way to London, where the auction is being held on Tuesday, May 21.

The venue is the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA, and the auction is set to start at 11am.

Strettons director and auctioneer Philip Waterfield said: “The plots are the latest in a series of land investment sites we have sold on behalf of J C Decaux, the majority of which have performed well in previous auctions.

“Given their use as billboard locations, many of the sites sit in prominent positions so could suit a range of uses, from keeping them as advertising locations, to developing them into houses, subject to the necessary consents.”