FORMER public toilets at a Bronte Country beauty spot are to be sold off by Bradford Council.

The toilet block at Penistone Hill, just outside Haworth, will go under the hammer next month as the authority looks to shed the number of properties it owns.

Ex-loos at Wibsey Park Lodge in Bradford are also being sold.

The properties are among lots in the next auction by Pugh, at Leeds United Football Club's ground on September 4.

The toilet block at Penistone Hill, off Moorside Lane, will have a guide price of £10,000.

Worth Valley councillor Rebecca Poulsen believes there will be local interest in the building.

She said: "They have been empty for a long time and the local councillors have been calling for them to be sold to someone who wants to do something with them.

"I know of at least two local people who are interested in the site. It would be ideal for a cafe or ice cream shop. A use like that would be really positive for the area, as there is not a lot else you could do with this building. There is no use just having an empty building in such a nice area."

A council spokesman said: “The toilets at Penistone Hill were closed in March 2015. They are now being sold, the proceeds will contribute towards the provision of council services and will hopefully bring a redundant building back into use."