A thin strip of land in residential Horley has been sold through auction to an undisclosed buyer.

The freehold site, next to 80 to 86 Oakwood Road, was guide priced at £250-plus and was among 29 lots on the block at auction through land and property auctioneers Clive Emson last month (May).

But the strip, extending to 0.2-acres, curved like a narrow boomerang in shape, and which had been expected to spark keen interest, especially from local residents, failed to sell. However, Sam Kinloch, senior auction valuer, said: "As previously mentioned to Life, we anticipated someone would come forward, and this proved to be the case.”

He said: “The lot sold for close to estimate. We are not privy to plans, if any, for this strip of land, which comprises mature conifers and forms part of an embankment of a private road." The next Clive Emson auction will take place at the same venue, The Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, on Friday, June 13, at 11am.

Clive Emson , a property and land auctioneer to estate agents, commercial property agents, statutory bodies and private clients, has a reach across southern England, from Kent to Cornwall, and is one of the top four auctioneers in the UK by way of value and volume of residential sales, and sixth over-all.