Thorne Hall sale delayed

Plans to sell one of Thorne’s landmark buildings have been delayed after MP Caroline Flint raised concerns – angering one of the town’s councillors.

The building was due to go up for auction, but it was pulled after it emerged council bosses wanted more time to look at options following a request for a delay by Ms Flint.

Peter Dale, Doncaster Council’s director of regeneration, said talks would now be held with the South Yorkshire Buildings Preservation Trust.

Thorne ward councillor Martin Williams is angry over the delay and wants the sale sorted to avoid the building being allowed to fall into disrepair.

Ms Flint said everyone wanted the same outcome –the building brought back into use and preserved.

She said that she asked for a delay to allow herself and other groups with an interest in the building to be informed and allowed to comment on any possible plans.